Chemical Structure and Reactivity: An Integrated Approach

Paperback | November 30, 2013

byJames Keeler, Peter Wothers

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Why do certain substances react together in the way that they do? What determines the shape of molecules? And how can we predict whether a particular reaction will happen at all?Such questions lie at the heart of chemistry - the science of understanding the composition of substances, their reactions, and properties. While often fragmented into the strands of inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry, a full understanding of chemistry can only be gained by seeing thesubject as a single, unified whole.Chemical Structure and Reactivity rises to the challenge of depicting the reality of chemistry. Offering a fresh approach to undergraduate teaching, it depicts the subject as a seamless discipline, showing how organic, inorganic, and physical concepts can be blended together to achieve the commongoal of understanding chemical systems.With a lively and engaging writing style augmented throughout by purpose-drawn illustrations, and custom-developed online support, Chemical Structure and Reactivity alone makes taking an integrated approach in the teaching of chemistry a realistic proposition.Online Resource Centre:For students:* Custom developed multimedia content linked to the book, enabling students to investigate the concepts and phenomena presented in the book in a fully interactive way.* Question sets to help students master concepts and gain confidence through hands-on engagement.For lecturers:* Fully worked solutions to the exercises available through the Online Resource Centre.For registered adopters of the book:* Figures from the book in electronic format

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Why do certain substances react together in the way that they do? What determines the shape of molecules? And how can we predict whether a particular reaction will happen at all?Such questions lie at the heart of chemistry - the science of understanding the composition of substances, their reactions, and properties. While often fragmen...

James Keeler is Senior Tutor in the Department of Chemistry and Selwyn College at the University of Cambridge. Peter Wothers is Teaching Fellow in the Department of Chemistry and St. Catharines's College at the University of Cambridge.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:877 pages, 10.43 × 7.68 × 1.39 inPublished:November 30, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199604134

ISBN - 13:9780199604135

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Table of Contents

Part I: The fundamentals1. Molecules and molecular structures: an overview2. Electrons in atoms3. Symmetry4. Electrons in molecules: diatomics5. Electrons in molecules: polyatomics6. Bonding in solids7. Thermodynamics and the Second Law8. Trends in bonding9. Bonding between the elements10. Describing reactions using orbitals11. Organic chemistry 1: functional groups12. The rates of reactionsPart II: Going further13. Spectroscopy14. Organic chemistry 2: three-dimensional shapes15. Organic chemistry 3: reactions of pi systems16. Main group chemistry17. Transition metals18. Quantum mechanics and spectroscopy19. Chemical thermodynamics20. Chemical kinetics21. Electrochemistry22. Dimensions, units and some key mathematical ideas

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"It is a tremendous contribution to the teaching of the chemical sciences. The authors have adopted a new approach to the teaching of chemistry which cuts through physical, inorganic and organic chemistry as needed. This text is brilliant for students who want a book that explains difficultconcepts in an accessible but still rigorous form." --Dr M. Crispin, Oriel College, Oxford