This text is written specifically for secondary chemistry syllabuses in East and Central Africa. Throughout this comprehensive text the concepts, experiments and application of chemistry in modern Africa are clearly presented. Extensive examples from East Africa have been used, and there are appendices on areas which can sometimes cause students problems such as drawing graphs, examination techniques and laboratory safety. This textbook is designed to meet the theoretical and practical needs of students studying chemistry for secondary examinations and beyond, and should be a useful reference source for teachers.
Introduction to chemistry; simple classification of substances; the atmosphere and combustion; water and hydrogen; acids, bases and indicators; review questions for chapters 1-5; structure of the atom, the Periodic Table and chemical symbols; chemical families - patterns in properties; salts; structure and bonding; the effects of an electric current on substances; the mole concept; review questions for chapter 6-11; carbon and its compounds; nitrogen and its compounds; sulphur and its compounds; chlorine and its compounds; acids, bases and salts; review questions for chapters 12-16; energy changes in chemical processes; electrochemistry; reaction rates and reversible reactions; metals; organic chemistry; radioactivity; review questions for chapters 17-22. Appendices: safety in the laboratory and use of common laboratory apparatus; collecting and displaying experimental data; answering examination questions; SI units and the Periodic Table. Answers.