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Periodic Table.- Preface.- How to Use this Book.- Acknowledgements.- Numbers, Units and Measurements.- Elements, Compounds and Reactions.- Inside the Atom.- Bonding Between Atoms.- More about Bonding.- Reactions of Ions in Solution.- Oxidation and Reduction.- The Mole.- Calculating Concentrations.- Gases, Liquids and Solids.- Solutions and Solubility.- Chemical Families.- Energy Changes in Chemical Reactions.- Speed of Chemical Reactions.- Chemical Equilibrium.- Gibbs Energy Changes.- Acid-Base Equilibria.- Organic Chemistry: Hydrocarbons.- Common Classes of Organic Compounds.- Organic Mechanisms.- Separating Mixtures.- Spectroscopy.- SPECIAL TOPICS.- Nuclear and Radiochemistry.- Environmental Chemistry.- Forensic Chemistry.- Chemistry Saving Lives.- Fire and Flame.- Answers to Exercises and Revision Questions.- Glossary.- Index.- Valencies of Common Ions.

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ROB LEWIS was formerly Dean of the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science at the University of South Wales, UK. He is an experienced lecturer in Chemistry and Forensic Science and a former chief A-Level examiner.. His research interests include the industrial applications of spectroscopy.WYNNE EVANS was formerly Principal Lecturer and Subject Head for Chemistry at the University of South Wales, UK. She has worked as a senior tutor in Inorganic Chemistry for the Open University and as an A-Level examiner. Her research interests include coordination and organometallic chemistry and molecular modelling.


The book covers the development of chemical history and core topics such as states of matter, atomic structure, chemical bonding and redox...I certainly recommend this good value, multi-purpose book for access to higher education, BTec and A-level equivalent courses. - Ursula Lowe, educationinchemistry, eic.rsc.org, May, 2018

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