|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 32) and index.
|aChemical reactions -- How chemicals react -- Synthesis -- Decomposition -- What is oxidation? -- What is reduction? -- Precipitation -- Rates of reaction -- Reaction energy -- When fuels burn -- Plants and animals -- Reactions around us.
Chemical changes are more common than you might think, from rust forming on steel to a cake baking in the oven. Through exciting, familiar examples and engaging illustrations, readers will discover how chemicals react and change.