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Introducing Inorganic, Organic, and Physical Chemistry

Second Edition

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

Publication Date - May 2013

ISBN: 9780199691852

1,440 pages
10.9 x 8.6 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $85.95

Provides students with a full understanding of the fundamental principles of chemistry


Unique among introductory chemistry texts, Chemistry³, Second Edition, is written by a team of chemists to give equal coverage of organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry--coverage that is uniformly authoritative throughout. A special feature is the mechanistic approach to organic chemistry, rather than the old-fashioned "functional group" approach.

Chemistry³ tackles two issues pervading chemistry education: students' mathematical skills, and their ability to see the subject as a single, unified discipline. It provides structured support, in the form of careful explanations, reminders of key mathematical concepts, step-by-step calculations in worked examples, and a Maths Toolkit, to help students get to grips with the essential mathematical element of chemistry.

Frequent cross-references highlight the connections between each strand of chemistry and explain the relationship between the topics so that students can develop an understanding of the subject as a whole.

An accompanying Companion Website (www.oup.com/uk/orc/bin/9780199691852) offers a variety of resources:

For students:
- Interactive and animation-based activities
- Fully worked answers to many questions from the book
- 3D rotatable molecular structures
- Interactive 3D animations of key reactions
- Videos
- Links to relevant video content
- Learning outcomes, summaries, and key equations for each chapter
- A "Transition to Chemistry" site

For instructors (registered adopters of the book)
- A test bank of multiple-choice questions
- Downloadable illustrations from the book

New to this Edition

  • Includes frequent cross-links to an extensive bank of online resources, helping students to visualize molecular structure and gain a deeper understanding of reaction mechanisms
  • New QR code images throughout the text link students to online screencasts, in which the authors talk through selected examples and key reaction mechanisms step by step
  • Coverage of new topics including Raman spectroscopy and retrosynthesis
  • New and updated examples of chemistry in context
  • New questions at the end of chapters

About the Author(s)

Andrew Burrows teaches in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Bath.

John Holman is Professor of Science Education and Director of the National Science Learning Centre, University of York.

Andrew Parsons teaches in the Department of Chemistry at the University of York.

Gwen Pilling was formerly part of the Science Education Group at the University of York.

Gareth Price teaches in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Bath.

Previous Publication Date(s)

April 2009

Table of Contents

    1. Fundamentals

    2. The Language of Organic Chemistry

    3. Atomic Structure and Properties

    4. Diatomic Molecules

    5. Polyatomic Molecules

    6. Solids

    7. Acids and Bases

    8. Gases

    9. Reaction Kinetics

    10. Molecular Spectroscopy

    11. Analytical Chemistry

    12. Molecular Characterization

    13. Energy and Thermochemistry

    14. Entropy and Gibbs Energy

    15. Chemical Equilibrium

    16. Electrochemistry

    17. Phase Equilibrium and Solutions

    18. Isomerism and Stereochemistry

    19. Organic Reaction Mechanisms

    20. Halogenoalkanes: Substitution and Elimination Reactions

    21. Alkenes and Alkynes: Electrophilic Addition and Pericyclic Reactions

    22. Benzene and Other Aromatic Compounds: Electrophilic Substitution Reactions

    23. Aldehydes and Ketones: Nucleophilic Addition and Alpha-Substitution Reactions

    24. Carboxylic Acids and Derivatives: Nucleophilic Acyl Substitution and Alpha-Substitution Reactions

    25. Hydrogen

    26. S-Block Chemistry

    27. P-Block Chemistry

    28. D-Block Chemistry

    Maths Toolkit


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