Chemistry : An Introduction to Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry

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Chemistry Third Edition Provides robust coverage of the different branches of chemistry -- with unique depth in organic chemistry in an introductory text -- helping students to develop a solid understanding of chemical principles, how they interconnect and how they can be applied to our lives. KEY FEATURES *Chapters are grouped into inorganic, physical and organic components, with integrating themes highlighted throughout. This provides flexibility and highlights the connections between different areas. *Topic boxes throughout the book highlight the applications of chemistry in industry, biology, the environment and the laboratory. These help students to understand the relevance of chemistry to everyday life. *The text is four-colour throughout with three-dimensional computer-generated artwork, and is supported by CHIME graphics on the companion website, helping students to visualise chemical structures. *Definition boxes and end-of-chapter checklists provide excellent revision aids. *End-of-chapter problems reinforce learning and develop subject knowledge; in this edition, answers to non-descriptive problems have been added at the end of the book. *A companion website at www.pearsoned. multiple-choice questions, rotatable three-dimensional molecular structures, and a Mathematics Tutor. For full information and details of the OneKey resource available with this book, see page xx. Catherine E. Housecroft and Edwin C. Constable are both Professors of Chemistry at the University of Basel, Switzerland. They have extensive international teaching experience and their research interests include supramolecular chemistry, nanotechnology, organometallic and cluster chemistry. In 1997 Professor Constable was awarded the prestigious Howard lectureship for pre-eminence in organic chemistry or related disciplines by the University of Sydney, Australia.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 1316 pages
  • 196 x 264 x 58mm | 2,757.88g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • Illustrations (some col.), ports.
  • 0131275674
  • 9780131275676
  • 663,958

Table of contents

Preface Guided tour Acknowledgements About the authors 1. Some basic concepts 2. Thermochemistry 3. Atoms and atomic structure. 4. Homonuclear covalent bonds 5. Heteronuclear diatomic molecules 6. Polyatomic molecules: shapes 7. Polyatomic molecules: bonding 8. Ions 9. Elements 10. Mass spectrometry 11. Introduction to spectroscopy 12. Vibrational and rotational spectroscopies 13. Electronic spectroscopy 14. NMR spectroscopy 15. Reaction kinetics 16. Equilibria 17. Thermodynamics 18. Electrochemistry 19. The conductivity of ions in solution 20. Periodicity 21. Hydrogen and the s-block elements 22. p-Block and high oxidation state d-block elements 23. Coordination complexes of the d-block metals 24. Carbon compounds: an introduction 25. Acyclic and cyclic alkanes 26. Alkenes and alkynes 27. Polar organic molecules: an introduction 28. Halogenoalkanes 29. Ethers 30. Alcohols 31. Amines 32. Aromatic compounds 33. Carbonyl compounds 34. Aromatic heterocyclic compounds 35. Molecules in nature Appendices Answers to end-of-chapter problems Index
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