Periodic Table.- Preface.- How to Use this Book.- Acknowledgements.- Numbers, Units and Measurement.- 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.- Dynamic Chemical Equilibria.- Acid-Base Equilibria.- Organic Chemistry: Hydrocarbons.- Common Classes of Organic Compounds.- Separating Mixtures.- SPECIAL TOPICS.- Spectroscopy.- Nuclear and Radiochemistry.- Environmental Chemistry.- Forensic Chemistry.- Chemistry Saving Lives.- The Hydrogen Economy.- Electronic Structures.- Answers to Exercises and Revision Questions.- Glossary.- Index.- Valencies of Common Ions.
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ROB LEWIS is 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 is a former chief
examiner at A-level. 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.
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