Chemistry for Dummies
If you're taking a course in chemistry, you may want to skip this chapter
and go right to the area you're having trouble with. But if you bought this
book to help you decide whether to take a course in chemistry or to have fun
discovering something new, I encourage you to read this chapter. I set the
stage for the rest of the book here by showing you what chemistry is, what
chemists do, and why you should be interested in chemistry.
I really enjoy chemistry. It's far more than a simple collection of facts and a
body of knowledge. I think it's fascinating to watch chemical changes take
place, to figure out unknowns, to use instruments, to extend my senses, and
to make predictions and figure out why they were right or wrong. It all starts
here - with the basics - so welcome to the interesting world of chemistry.