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Workbook in Inorganic Chemistry

Matthew Almond, Mark Spillman, and Elizabeth Page

February 2017

ISBN: 9780198729501

168 pages
Paperback
276x219mm

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Price: £21.99

The Workbooks in Chemistry series takes a worked example led approach to help undergraduate students develop the problem-solving skills they need to excel in their studies - and beyond. To request sample material from this title, contact your local rep using the "Find Your rep" button above.

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The Workbooks in Chemistry series takes a worked example led approach to help undergraduate students develop the problem-solving skills they need to excel in their studies - and beyond.

  • Written specifically to take students beyond the rote learning of facts to being able to solve novel chemical problems for themselves
  • Carefully-explained worked examples provide a framework that sets out the strategy for tackling problems
  • Full solutions online enable students to check their work as they progress to enhance attainment
  • Questions of varying difficulty - including synoptic questions that draw on concepts that cross topic boundaries - encourage students to achieve more
  • A range of learning features - including hints and comments from the authors - provide additional advice and guidance to build confidence quickly, and help students to avoid common pitfalls

About the Author(s)

Matthew Almond, Professor of Chemical Education, Department of Chemistry, University of Reading, Mark Spillman, Teaching Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of Reading, and Elizabeth Page, Professor of Chemical Education, Department of Chemistry, University of Reading

Professor Matthew Almond is Professor of Chemistry Education and Dean of Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Reading. He is a National Teaching Fellow and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is a lecturer in Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, teaching at all parts of the programmes.

Dr Mark Spillman is a crystallographer and teaching fellow in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Reading. His research involves developing new computational techniques for determining the full three-dimensional structure of complex crystalline materials, from low-resolution powder X-ray diffraction data. Mark primarily teaches inorganic chemistry, though his teaching commitments extend to aspects of physical chemistry and mathematics.

Elizabeth Page is Professor of Chemical Education at the University of Reading where she teaches inorganic and coordination chemistry. She is also the first year tutor in the Department and her educational work focuses on the secondary to tertiary transition, and team and problem based learning. Elizabeth received the RSC Education Award in 2010 and is a University and National Teaching Fellow and Senior Fellow of the HEA.

Table of Contents

    1:Atomic Structure
    2:Molecular Orbitals and Structure
    3:Periodicity and Chemistry of the s and p-block
    4:Solids
    5:Coordination Complexes of the d-block metals

Reviews

"I like the book. It has very clear structure, everything is nicely in sections and boxes with good illustrations. It assumes little knowledge and will be accessible to most readers while covering advanced topics as well. Adam Prada, University of Cambridge"

"The text covers many of the areas that I have had problems with at A-level and at university level, making it very useful to students in the transition between the two." - Felix Rummel, University of Manchester

"The comments and worked examples are fantastic and make the book particularly useful. As a student you can never have enough worked examples or questions to try so a workbook is a great way to enhance what you are given in your course." - Rebecca Snelgrove, Keele University

"I wish I had these books when I started at university. So many relevant examples are worked through, and the solutions to the examples are descriptive instead of just being a simple answer, which makes learning much easier." - Michelle Rasmussen, University of Roskilde

"Having lots of examples to work through really helps you cement your learning, and is fantastic preparation for exams and further studies." - Adam Stubbs, Newcastle University

"If only this book had existed during my first year, it would have made the task of studying so much easier! The workbook provides a blended balance between detail and simplicity, in a way that other books fail to match." - Matthew-John Tully, University of Bangor

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