This book describes the fundamental math concepts encountered in a typical one year course sequence of general chemistry. Topics include variable isolation, significant figures, unit conversions, logarithms, quadratic equations and graphing. Topics are introduced at an elementary level with a series of math-based problems of varying difficulty. This is followed by examples of chemistry problems. Finally, review problems and solutions are provided giving you the opportunity to test your problem-solving skills.
This book is ideal for students taking a freshman level course of non-calculus based general chemistry, who are rusty in their math skills or have not encountered these topics in high school.
Chemistry in high school seems fun until you take general chemistry in college. The science is still fun but the math part of chemistry can make chemistry difficult and at times, even depressing. This eBook details the math encountered in a traditional one year sequence of general chemistry. Topics covered include variable isolation, significant figures, unit conversions, logarithms, quadratic equations and graphing. Math examples, chemistry examples, and review problems with solutions are provided.
This book will answer doubts you may have with solving math problems seen in general chemistry texts including the most common one of do I multiply or divide ? By understanding and working out the review problems, you will gain confidence in your math-solving ability. With a better grasp of learning to juggle equations, you can succeed in doing well at general chemistry.