Friendly Chemistry:  A Guide to Learning Basic Chemistry

 By Joey Hajda DVM MEd and Lisa B. Hajda, MEd

Friendly Chemistry is a complete high school-level chemistry course which uses simple language and a multitude of analogies to make learning (and teaching) chemistry easy!  Friendly Chemistry utilizes games, activities and lab experiences to make the concepts crystal clear and readily retained.  Parents often comment, "I wish I had had this when I was taking chemistry in high school. Now it all makes so much sense!”  The abstract concepts of chemistry are truly made accessible with Friendly Chemistry.

Topics Covered in Friendly Chemistry include:
-The Atomic Theory
-Trends of the Periodic Table of Elements
-Quantum Mechanics (Electron Arrangement)
-Ion Formation
-Compound Formation - Bonding
-Avogadro's Number and the Mole
-Calculation of Formula Weights and Percent Composition
-Empirical Formulas
-Writing and Classifying Chemical Reactions
-Balancing Chemical Equations
-Stoichiometry (predicting quantitative outcomes of reactions and predicting necessary amounts of reactants to produce a desired amount of product)
-Solutions and Molarity and application to stoichiometry
-The Ideal Gas Laws