Chemistry with MasteringChemistry

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Catherine Housecroft / Edwin Constable  
Publisher
Prentice Hall
Cover
Softcover
Edition
4
Language
English
Pub.-date
December 2009
ISBN13
9780273733089
ISBN
0273733087
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Description

Chemistry provides a robust coverage of the different branches of chemistry – with unique depth in organic chemistry in an introductory text – helping students to develop a solid understanding of chemical principles, how they interconnect and how they can be applied to our lives.

"Covers Physical Chemistry in an accessible format for first years...good for covering the gap between varied levels of knowledge from different schools' curricula and the mcuh more demanding University courses." - Dr Ritu Kataky, DEPT OF CHEMISTRY, UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM

Features

  • Chapters are grouped into inorganic, physical and organic components, with integrating themes highlighted throughout. This provides flexibility and highlights the connections between different areas.
  • Topic boxes throughout the book highlight the applications of chemistry in industry, biology, the environment and the laboratory. These help students to understand the relevance of chemistry to everyday life.
  • Definition boxes and end-of-chapter checklists provide excellent revision aids.
  • End-of-chapter problems reinforce learning and develop subject knowledge.
  • Chapters are grouped into inorganic, physical and organic components, with integrating themes highlighted throughout. This provides flexibility and helps students to see the connections between different areas.
  • Topic boxes throughout the book highlight the applications of chemistry in industry, biology, the environment and laboratory.
  • Worked examples throughout guide students through topics and help them to develop strong problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
  • Assumes minimal mathematical background, and explains any use of mathematics descriptively and using diagrams wherever possible. A Mathematics Tutor is also provided on the website to support students as they learn.
  • The text is four-colour throughout with 3D computer-generated artwork, and is supported by CHIME graphics on the website, helping students to visualise the chemistry.
  • New to this Edition

    • Increased coverage of bio-organic content
    • enhanced analytical methods
    • Extended discussions of the relevance of chemistry to biology, medicine and the environment
    • A new set of problems linking chemistry to daily life at the end of every chapter

    Table of Contents

    Preface
    Guided tour
    Acknowledgements
    About the authors

    1. Some basic concepts
    2. Thermochemistry
    3. Atoms and atomic structure.
    4. Homonuclear covalent bonds
    5. Heteronuclear diatomic molecules
    6. Polyatomic molecules: shapes
    7. Polyatomic molecules: bonding
    8. Ions
    9. Elements
    10. Mass spectrometry
    11. Introduction to spectroscopy
    12. Vibrational and rotational spectroscopies
    13. Electronic spectroscopy
    14. NMR spectroscopy
    15. Reaction kinetics
    16. Equilibria
    17. Thermodynamics
    18. Electrochemistry
    19. The conductivity of ions in solution
    20. Periodicity
    21. Hydrogen and the s-block elements
    22. p-Block and high oxidation state d-block elements
    23. Coordination complexes of the d-block metals
    24. Carbon compounds: an introduction
    25. Acyclic and cyclic alkanes
    26. Alkenes and alkynes
    27. Polar organic molecules: an introduction
    28. Halogenoalkanes
    29. Ethers
    30. Alcohols
    31. Amines
    32. Aromatic compounds
    33. Carbonyl compounds
    34. Aromatic heterocyclic compounds
    35. Molecules in nature

    36. Chemistry in the workplace


    Appendices

    Answers to end-of-chapter problems
    Index

    Back Cover

    Chemistry

    Fourth Edition

    Chemistry provides robust coverage of all aspects of a first year undergraduate chemistry course – with unique depth in organic chemistry in an introductory text – helping students to develop a solid understanding of chemical principles, how they interconnect and how they can be applied to our lives.

    MASTERING CHEMISTRY

    MasteringChemistry is the most advanced chemistry homework and tutorial system. Drawing on a research-enhanced library of problems that cover the entire general chemistry course, MasteringChemistry provides personal tutoring to students with immediate and specific feedback culminating in proven positive results.

    See the guided tour inside to find out how Mastering Chemistry could help you.

    Mastering proved to be a convenient, robust and totally reliable way of delivering weekly assignments covering all aspects of our first year course … there was a tangible improvement in both the level of engagement and quality of learning ... in all, a great success.”

    Gordon McDougal, University of Edinburgh

    • Chapters are grouped into inorganic, physical, organic and analytical components, with integrating themes highlighted throughout. This provides flexibility and highlights the connections between different areas.
    • Topic boxes throughout the book highlight the applications of chemistry in industry, biology, medicine, the environment and the laboratory. The choice of topics ensures that students understand the relevance of chemistry to everyday life.
    • A new chapter, ‘Chemistry in the workplace’ introduces analytical techniques within the context of solving problems (pharmaceutical, forensic, environmental, commercial) in daily life.
    • Extended discussions of the relevance of chemistry to biology, medicine and the environment.
    • Definition boxes and end-of-chapter checklists provide excellent revision aids.
    • End-of-chapter problems reinforce learning and develop subject knowledge.  Each chapter also includes a new ‘Chemistry in daily use’ set of problems.
    • A companion website at www.pearsoned.co.uk/housecroft features multiple-choice questions, rotatable 3-dimensional molecular structures, and a Mathematics Tutor. For full information and details of the Mastering Chemistry resource available with this book, see the Guided Tour.

    Catherine E. Housecroft and Edwin C. Constable are both Professors of Chemistry at the University of Basel, Switzerland. They have extensive international teaching experience and their research interests include supramolecular and organometallic chemistries, nanotechnology, molecular devices and dye-sensitized solar cells. In 1997 Professor Constable was awarded the prestigious Howard lectureship for pre-eminence in organic chemistry or related disciplines by the University of Sydney, Australia.

    Reader Review(s)

    'I have used this book extensively for my teaching in the areas of atomic and molecular orbital theory, descriptive inorganic chemistry and basic spectroscopy. In all of these I find the book to be very useful, providing clear descriptions and giving a resource for students to use outside lectures.' - Matthew Almond, University of Reading


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