Water soft and flowing. Salt hard and brittle. These two very different substances are intimately involved in life processes where, together, they play a key role in many critical functions. Central to this role is the ability of water to lift the basic salt particles from the solid into the liquid medium as illustrated on this cover. The Dead Sea in Israel, as shown on the front cover, represents a very rare phenomenon where the two can coexist. The water in the Dead Sea has so much dissolved salt that it can hold no more. As a result, spectacular pillars of salt crystals line the shores. The composition of water and salt and how they interact are among the fascinating subjects in the study of chemistry.
CHAPTER 1 Chemistry and Measurements.
CHAPTER 2 Elements and Compounds.
CHAPTER 3 The Properties of Matter and Energy.
CHAPTER 4 The Periodic Table and Chemical Nomenclature.
CHAPTER 5 Quantities in Chemistry.
CHAPTER 6 Chemical Reactions.
CHAPTER 7 Quantitative Relationships in Chemical Reactions.
CHAPTER 8 Modern Atomic Theory.
CHAPTER 9 The Chemical Bond.
CHAPTER 10 The Gaseous State.
CHAPTER 11 The Solid and Liquid States.
CHAPTER 12 Aqueous Solutions.
CHAPTER 13 Acids, Bases, and Salts.
CHAPTER 14 Oxidation Reduction Reactions.
CHAPTER 15 Reaction Rates and Equilibrium.
CHAPTER 16 Nuclear Chemistry.