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This volume offers a fact-packed and densely illustrated study guide for GCSE students and beyond. Clear definitions and images aim to strip away the complexities of difficult science concepts. A helpful glossary, comprehensive index and tables, charts and diagrams are also included. It covers topics such as the periodic table, polymers and plastics, elements, compounds and mixtures, atoms and molecules, oxidation and more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 165.1 x 238.76 x 7.62mm | 408.23g
  • Usborne Publishing Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • colour illustrations, glossary, charts, tables, index
  • 0746037945
  • 9780746037942

Table of contents

Part 1 Physical chemistry: physical chemistry; properties and changes; states of matter; elements, compounds and mixtures; atoms and molecules; atomic structure; radioactivity; bonding; crystals; measuring atoms; representing chemicals; gas laws; solutions and solubility; energy and chemical reactions; oxidation and reduction; acids and bases; salts; electrolysis; reactivity; rates of reaction; reversible reactions. Part 2 Inorganic chemistry: the periodic table; inorganic chemistry; hydrogen; group 1, the alkali metals; group 2, the alkaline-earth metals; transition metals; iron, copper and zinc; group 3 elements; group 4 elements; carbon; group 5 elements; group 6 elements; sulphur; group 7, the halogens; group 8, the noble gases. Part 3 Organic chemistry: organic chemistry; alkanes; alkenes; alkynes - more homologous series; alcohols; petroleum; polymers and plastics; detergents; food. Part 4 Environmental chemistry: water; air and burning; pollution. Part 5 General chemistry information: the reactivity series; the properties of the elements; naming simple organic compounds; the laboratory preparation of six common gases; laboratory tests; investigating substances; qualitative and quantitative analysis; apparatus; chart of substances, symbols and formulae; quantities and more

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