The fifth edition of this engaging and established textbook provides students with a complete course in chemical literacy and assumes minimal prior experience of science and maths. Written in an accessible and succinct style, this book offers comprehensive coverage of all the core topics in organic, inorganic and physical chemistry. Topics covered include bonding, moles, solutions and solubility, energy changes, equilibrium, organic compounds and spectroscopy. Each unit contains in-text exercises and revision questions to consolidate learning at every step, and is richly illustrated with diagrams and images to aid understanding.
This popular text is an essential resource for students who are looking for an accessible introductory textbook. It is also ideal for non-specialists on courses such as General Science, Engineering, Environmental, Health or Life Sciences.
ROB LEWIS was formerly Dean of the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science at the University of South Wales, UK. He is an experienced lecturer in Chemistry and Forensic Science and a former chief A-Level examiner.. His research interests include the industrial applications of spectroscopy. WYNNE EVANS was formerly Principal Lecturer and Subject Head for Chemistry at the University of South Wales, UK. She has worked as a senior tutor in Inorganic Chemistry for the Open University and as an A-Level examiner. Her research interests include coordination and organometallic chemistry and molecular modelling.
Periodic Table.- Preface.- How to Use this Book.- Acknowledgements.- Numbers, Units and Measurements.- Elements, Compounds and Reactions.- Inside the Atom.- Bonding Between Atoms.- More about Bonding.- Reactions of Ions in Solution.- Oxidation and Reduction.- The Mole.- Calculating Concentrations.- Gases, Liquids and Solids.- Solutions and Solubility.- Chemical Families.- Energy Changes in Chemical Reactions.- Speed of Chemical Reactions.- Chemical Equilibrium.- Gibbs Energy Changes.- Acid-Base Equilibria.- Organic Chemistry: Hydrocarbons.- Common Classes of Organic Compounds.- Organic Mechanisms.- Separating Mixtures.- Spectroscopy.- SPECIAL TOPICS.- Nuclear and Radiochemistry.- Environmental Chemistry.- Forensic Chemistry.- Chemistry Saving Lives.- Fire and Flame.- Answers to Exercises and Revision Questions.- Glossary.- Index.- Valencies of Common Ions.