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Published: 21 March 2013

1,440 Pages


ISBN: 9780199691852

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Introducing inorganic, organic and physical chemistry

Second Edition

Andrew Burrows, John Holman, Andrew Parsons, Gwen Pilling, and Gareth Price

  • The most approachable and engaging introduction to chemistry available.
  • Chemistry³ spans all three strands of chemistry - organic, inorganic and physical - to provide unrivalled coverage across the full breadth of the field.
  • The author team comprises organic, inorganic and physical chemists, together with chemistry educators, ensuring the text is approachable and engaging while being uniformly authoritative throughout.
  • Takes a mechanistic approach to organic chemistry, making it unique amongst introductory chemistry texts.
  • The carefully-layered approach of Chemistry³ builds on the students' prior knowledge to bridge the gap between school and university-level chemistry, providing them with a firm understanding of the fundamental principles on which they can build later studies.
  • Context boxes and photographs throughout the book highlight examples of chemistry in our everyday lives, engaging students and reminding them of the central role that chemistry plays in our society.
  • The structured maths support helps students get to grips with the often daunting - yet essential - mathematical element of chemistry.
  • Cross-references highlight the connections between each strand of chemistry to help students develop an understanding of the subject as a whole.
  • Chemistry³ is supported by a full teaching and learning multimedia package including interactive exercises which encourage students to actively learn and screencasts linked to directly from the book via QR code images.

New to this Edition:

  • Frequent cross-links to an extensive bank of online resources, which help readers to visualize molecular structure and gain a deeper understanding of reaction mechanisms, have been added.
  • Screencasts, in which authors talk through selected examples and key reaction mechanisms step-by-step, and relevant video content are directly linked to from the text via QR code images.
  • Certain new topics have been added, including Raman spectroscopy and retrosynthesis, as well as new and updated examples of chemistry in context.
  • At the end of chapters, new questions have been added, with more challenging ones indicated with an asterisk, and key equations are now summarized in a table.

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