The transition between school and university presents new challenges and ideas for the student of chemistry. This Primer, written jointly by two undergraduates and a university professor is ideally suited to the needs of students at the school/university interface by taking material familiar from school and linking it witha selection of ideas that will be encountered in the freshman year. As well as stimulating preuniversity students it will provide a sound basis for university courses in chemistry and related subjects. The early chapters cover the structure of atomes, ions and molecules, reactivity, kinetics, and equilibria. The final chapter gives an insight into more advanced areas, drawing on real world examples.
Mr Nathan Scott Lawrence, St John's College, University of Oxford, OX1 3JP. Mr Jay Deep Wadhawan, St John's College, University of Oxford, OX1 3JP. Professor Richard Guy Compton, Physical and Theoretical Laboratory, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QZ
1. Atoms and ions: the building blocks of matter ; 2. Molecules: the beginning of chemistry ; 3. Chemical energetics ; 4. Chemical kinetics ; 5. Chemical equilibria ; 6. Taking it further ; Index