Chemistry3: Introducing inorganic, organic and physical chemistry by Andrew BurrowsChemistry3: Introducing inorganic, organic and physical chemistry by Andrew Burrows

Chemistry3: Introducing inorganic, organic and physical chemistry

byAndrew Burrows, John Holman, Andrew Parsons

Paperback | February 1, 2017

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Chemistry is widely considered to be the central science: it encompasses concepts on which all other branches of science are developed. Yet, for many students entering university, gaining a firm grounding in chemistry is a real challenge. Chemistry 3 responds to this challenge, providingstudents with a full understanding of the fundamental principles of chemistry on which to build later studies. Uniquely amongst the introductory chemistry texts currently available, Chemistry3 is written by a team of chemists to give equal coverage of organic, inorganic and physical chemistry - coverage that is uniformly authoritative. The approach to organic chemistry is mechanistic, rather than theold-fashioned "functional group" approach, to help students achieve a fuller understanding of the underlying principles. The expertise of the author team is completed by two specialists in chemistry education, who bring to the book a wealth of experience of teaching chemistry in a way that students enjoy and understand. The result is a text that builds on what students know already from school and tackles theirmisunderstandings and misconceptions, thereby providing a seamless transition from school to undergraduate study. The authors achieve unrivalled accessibility through the provision of carefully-worded explanations and reminders of students' existing knowledge; the introduction of concepts in a logical and progressive manner; and the use of annotated diagrams and step-by-step worked examples. Students areencouraged to engage with the text and appreciate the central role that chemistry plays in our lives through the unique use of real-world context and photographs. Chemistry3 tackles head-on two issues pervading chemistry education: the students' mathematical skills, and their ability to see the subject as a single, unified discipline. Instead of avoiding the maths, Chemistry3 provides structured support, in the form of careful explanations, reminders of keymathematical concepts, step-by-step calculations in worked examples, and a Maths Toolkit, to help students get to grips with the essential mathematical element of chemistry. Frequent cross-references highlight the connections between each strand of chemistry and explain the relationship between thetopics, so students can develop an understanding of the subject as a whole.
Dr Andrew Burrows is in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Bath. John Holman is Professor of Science Education and Director of the National Science Learning Centre at the University of York. Dr Andrew Parsons is in the Department of Chemistry at the University of York. Dr Gwen Pilling is formerly of the Science Education ...
Title:Chemistry3: Introducing inorganic, organic and physical chemistryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1440 pagesPublished:February 1, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198733801

ISBN - 13:9780198733805

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Table of Contents

1. Fundamentals2. Language of organic chemistry3. Atomic structure and properties4. Diamotic molecules5. Polyatomic molecules6. Solids7. Acids and bases8. Gases9. Reaction kinetics10. Molecular spectroscopy11. Analytical chemistry12. Molecular characterization13. Energy and thermochemistry14. Entropy and gibbs energy15. Chemical equilibrium16. Electrochemistry17. Phase equilibrium and solutions18. Isomerism and stereochemistry19. Organic reaction mechanisms20. Halogenoalkanes21. Alkenes and alkynes22. Benzene and other aromatic compounds23. Aldehydes and ketones24. Carboxylic acids and derivatives25. Hydrogen26. S-block chemistry27. P-block chemistry28. D-block chemistryMaths ToolkitAppendices

Editorial Reviews

"The topics are very thoroughly explained and are at exactly the right level for the student. There are many great examples illustrating the topics. It is a great book to read and study from as a student starting university. This is definitely a book I would buy, read and return to, when Ineeded an explanation for some basic chemistry." --Michelle Rasmussen, student at the University of Roskilde, Denmark