A-Level Chemistry
$67.49

A-Level Chemistry

By Eileen Ramsden, Ray Barker, Darrel Barsby, Rob Commons, Gez Rizzo, Michala Swales, Ian Wood, J F Rounce, T L Lowe, Joan Sybil Chambers, D J Crawshaw, Brian Jefferson, David Bowles, Eddie Mullan, Garry Wiseman, John Rayneau, Mike Heylings, Rob Wagner, Steve Cavill, Tony Beadsworth, C P Rourke, Mark Gaulter, Brian Gaulter, Robert Smedley, Ian Cook
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This highly regarded textbook covers all the main A Level Chemistry specifications.

Table of Contents
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Preface
  • PART 1: THE FOUNDATION
    • CHAPTER 1: THE ATOM
      • 1.1 Matter
      • 1.2 The atomic theory
      • 1.3 The size of the atom
      • 1.4 The electron
      • 1.5 The atomic nucleus
      • 1.6 The neutron
      • 1.7 The fundamental particles
      • 1.8 Nuclides and isotopes
      • 1.9 Mass spectrometry
      • 1.10 Nuclear reactions
      • Questions on Chapter 1
    • CHAPTER 2: THE ATOM - THE ARRANGEMENT OF ELECTRONS
      • 2.1 Light from atoms
      • 2.2 Atomic spectra
      • 2.3 Electrons in orbits
      • 2.4 The wave theory of the atom
      • 2.5 Electronic configurations of atoms
      • 2.6 The history of the Periodic Table
      • 2.7 Features of the Periodic Table
      • 2.8 The electronic configurations of the elements
      • 2.9 The repeating pattern of the elements
      • Concept map: Atomic structure
      • Questions on Chapter 2
    • CHAPTER 3: EQUATIONS AND EQUILIBRIA
      • 3.1 Equations, equilibria and calculations - who needs them?
      • 3.2 Formulae
      • 3.3 Equations
      • 3.4 Relative atomic mass
      • 3.5 Relative molecular mass
      • 3.6 The mole
      • 3.7 Molar mass
      • 3.8 Empirical formulae
      • 3.9 Molecular formulae
      • 3.10 Calculations of percentage composition
      • 3.11 Equations for reactions of solids
      • 3.12 Equations for reactions of gases
      • 3.13 Concentration
      • 3.14 Volumetric analysis
      • 3.15 Equations for oxidation-reduction reactions
      • 3.16 Oxidation number
      • 3.17 Oxidation numbers and nomenclature
      • 3.18 Titrimetric analysis, using redox reactions
      • 3.19 Equilibrium
      • 3.20 Chemical equilibria
      • Concept map: Quantitative chemistry
      • Questions on Chapter 3
    • CHAPTER 4: THE CHEMICAL BOND
      • 4.1 Diamond and graphite - the difference lies in the bonds
      • 4.2 Ions
      • 4.3 The ionic bond
      • 4.4 The covalent bond
      • 4.5 Properties of ionic and covalent substances
      • 4.6 Covalent compounds
      • 4.7 The coordinate bond
      • 4.8 Intermolecular forces
      • Concept map: The chemical bond
      • Questions on Chapter 4
    • CHAPTER 5: THE SHAPES OF MOLECULES
      • 5.1 Haemoglobin
      • 5.2 The arrangement in space of covalent bonds
      • 5.3 Shapes of molecules: a molecular orbital treatment
      • 5.4 Delocalised orbitals
      • Concept map: The shapes of molecules
      • Questions on Chapter 5
    • CHAPTER 6: CHEMICAL BONDING AND THE STRUCTURE OF SOLIDS
      • 6.1 Profile: Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin (1910-1995)
      • 6.2 X ray diffraction
      • 6.3 The metallic bond
      • 6.4 Ionic structures
      • 6.5 Molecular solids
      • 6.6 Macromolecular structures
      • 6.7 Layer structures
      • 6.8 The structure of metals
      • 6.9 The structure of ionic crystals
      • 6.10 Liquid crystals
      • Concept map: The structure of solids
      • Questions on Chapter 6
  • PART 2: PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
    • CHAPTER 7: GASES
      • 7.1 Air bags
      • 7.2 States of matter
      • 7.3 The gas laws
      • 7.4 Avogadro's hypothesis
      • 7.5 The ideal gas equation
      • 7.6 Dalton's Law of partial pressures
      • 7.7 The kinetic theory of gases
      • 7.8 Real gases: non-ideal behaviour
      • Concept map: Gases
      • Questions on Chapter 7
    • CHAPTER 8: LIQUIDS
      • 8.1 An incredible liquid
      • 8.2 The liquid state
      • 8.3 Vaporisation
      • 8.4 Molar mass determination
      • 8.5 Solutions of liquids in liquids
      • 8.6 Partition of a solute between two solvents
      • 8.7 Partition chromatography
      • Concept map: Liquids
      • Questions on Chapter 8
    • CHAPTER 9: SOLUTIONS
      • 9:1 An unusual solvent
      • 9.2 Solutions of solids in liquids
      • 9.3 Recrystallisation
      • Concept map: Solutions
    • CHAPTER 10: THEMOCHEMISTRY
      • 10.1 Sources of energy
      • 10.2 Fossil fuels
      • 10.3 Why do reactions happen?
      • 10.4 Forms of energy
      • 10.5 Exothermic and endothermic reactions
      • 10.6 Enthalpy changes
      • 10.7 Standard enthalpy changes
      • 10.8 Methods for finding the standard enthalpy of reaction
      • 10.9 Hess's Law
      • 10.10 Standard enthalpy change for a chemical reaction
      • 10.11 Average standard bond enthalpy
      • 10.12 The Born-Haber cycle
      • 10.13 Lattice enthalpies
      • 10.14 Enthalpy changes involved when ionic compounds dissolve
      • 10.15 Entropy
      • 10.16 Free energy, the deciding factor
      • 10.17 Link with kinetics
      • Concept map: Thermodynamics
      • Questions on Chapter 10
    • CHAPTER 11: EQUILIBRIA
      • 11.1 Fritz Haber
      • 11.2 Reversible reactions
      • 11.3 The equilibrium law
      • 11.4 Position of equilibrium
      • 11.5 The effect of conditions on the position of equilibrium
      • 11.6 Examples of reversible reactions
      • 11.7 Oxidation-reduction equilibria
      • 11.8 Phase equilibrium diagrams
      • Concept map: Equilibrium
      • Questions on Chapter 11
    • CHAPTER 12: ELECTROCHEMISTRY
      • 12.1 Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1867)
      • 12.2 Electrolysis
      • 12.3 Examples of electrolysis
      • 12.4 Explanation of electrolysis
      • 12.5 Applications of electrolysis
      • Concept map: Electrolysis
      • 12.6 Ionic equilibria
      • 12. 7 Indicators
      • 12.8 Buffer solutions
      • 12.9 Salt hydrolysis
      • 12.10 Complex ions
      • Concept map: Acid-base equilibria
      • Questions on Chapter 12
    • CHAPTER 13: OXIDATION-REDUCTION EQUILIBRIA
      • 13.1 Electrochemical transport
      • 13.2 Electrode potentials
      • 13.3 Redox systems
      • 13.4 Rusting and standard electrode potential
      • 13.5 Electrochemical cells
      • Concept map: Radox equilibria
      • Questions on Chapter 13
    • CHAPTER 14: REACTION KINETICS
      • 14.1 The speeds of chemical reactions
      • 14.2 Factors which affect the speeds of chemical reactions
      • 14.3 The collision theory
      • 14.4 Catalysis
      • 14.5 Homogeneous catalysis
      • 14.6 Heterogeneous catalysis
      • 14.7 Catalytic converters
      • 14.8 Autocatalysis
      • 14.9 Link with thermodynamics
      • 14.10 The study of reaction kinetics
      • 14.11 Average rate
      • 14.12 Methods of finding the rates of chemical reactions
      • 14.13 The results of measurements of reaction rates
      • 14.14 Order of reaction
      • 14.15 Photochemical reactions
      • 14.16 The effect of temperature on reaction rates
      • 14.17 Theories of reaction rates
      • 14.18 Rate-determining step
      • Concept map: Chemical kinetics
      • Questions on Chapter 14
  • PART 3: INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
    • CHAPTER 15: PATTERNS OF CHANGE IN THE PERIODIC TABLE
      • 15.1 Primo Levi's Periodic Table
      • 15.2 Physical properties
      • 15.3 Elements of the s block, d block and p block
      • 15.4 The elements of Period 3
      • 15.5 Compounds of Period 3
      • 15.6 Oxides, chlorides and hydrides in the Periodic Table
      • 15.7 Variable oxidation state
      • Concept map: The Periodic Table
      • Questions on Chapter 15
    • CHAPTER 16: GROUP 0: THE NOBLE GASES
      • 16.1 The 'new gas'
      • 16.2 Members of the group
      • 16.3 Compounds of the noble gases
      • Questions on Chapter 16
    • CHAPTER 17: HYDROGEN
      • 17.1 Occurrence
      • 17.2 Manufacture and uses
      • 17.3 Laboratory preparation and reactions
      • 17.4 Water
      • 17.5 Fluoridation of water
      • Questions on Chapter 17
    • CHAPTER 18: THE s BLOCK METALS: GROUPS 1 AND 2
      • 18.1 Two industries based on salt
      • 18.2 The members of the groups
      • 18.3 Uses
      • 18.4 Occurrence and extraction
      • 18.5 Reactions of Group 1
      • 18.6 Compounds of Group 1
      • 18.7 Lithium
      • 18.8 Reactions of Group 2
      • 18.9 Compounds of Group 2
      • Concept map: Group 1 and Group 2
      • Concept map: Group 2
      • 18.10 Extracting metals from their ores
      • Concept map: Extraction of metals I
      • Questions on Chapter 18
    • CHAPTER 19: GROUP 3
      • 19.1 The aluminium problem
      • 19.2 The members of the group
      • 19.3 Aluminium
      • 19.4 Aluminium compounds
      • Questions on Chapter 19
    • CHAPTER 20: THE HALOGENS
      • 20.1 DDT: a life-saving compound of chlorine
      • 20.2 The members of the group
      • 20.3 Bond formation
      • 20.4 Oxidising reactions
      • 20.5 Commercial extraction
      • 20.6 Reaction with water
      • 20.7 Reaction with alkalis
      • 20.8 Metal halides
      • 20.9 Non-metal halides
      • 20.10 Summary of Group 7
      • 20.11 Uses of halogens
      • Concept map: The halogens
      • Questions on Chapter 20
    • CHAPTER 21: GROUP 6
      • 21.1 Oxygen - the breath of life
      • 21.2 The members of the group
      • 21.3 Reactions of oxygen and sulphur
      • 21.4 Allotropes of oxygen
      • 21.5 The ozone layer
      • 21.6 Hydrides of oxygen and sulphur
      • 21.7 Oxides
      • 21.8 Sulphur dioxide
      • 21.9 Sulphuric acid
      • 21.10 Acid rain
      • Questions on Chapter 21
    • CHAPTER 22: GROUP 5
      • 22.1 Two chemical messengers
      • 22.2 The nitrogen cycle
      • 22.3 The members of the group
      • 22.4 The Haber process
      • 22.5 Ammonia
      • 22.6 Nitric acid
      • 22.7 NPK fertilisers
      • Questions on Chapter 22
    • CHAPTER 23: GROUP 4
      • 23.1 Silicon the semiconductor
      • 23.2 A comparative look at Group 4
      • 23.3 Special features of carbon chemistry
      • 23.4 Sources and uses of Group 4 elements
      • 23.5 The compounds of Group 4
      • 23.6 The greenhouse effect
      • Concept map: Group 4
      • Questions on Chapter 23
    • CHAPTER 24: THE TRANSITION METALS
      • 24.1 Metals and civilisation
      • 24.2 The first transition series
      • 24.3 Physical properties of transition metals
      • 24.4 Chemical properties
      • 24.5 Methods of extraction
      • 24.6 Uses of transition metals
      • 24.7 Oxidation states
      • 24.8 Catalysis by transition metals
      • 24.9 Paramagnetism
      • 24.10 Complex compounds
      • 24.11 Transition metals in gemstones
      • Concept map: Transition metals I
      • 24.12 Oxides and hydroxides of transition metals
      • 24.13 Oxo-ions of transition metals
      • 24.14 Chlorides
      • 24.15 Sulphides
      • 24.16 Complex ions
      • 24.17 Iron
      • 24.18 Copper
      • 24.19 Zinc
      • Concept map: Transition metals II
      • Concept map: Extraction of metals III
      • Questions on Chapter 24
  • PART 4: ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
    • CHAPTER 25: ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
      • 25.1 Carbon compounds
      • 25.2 Hydrocarbons
      • 25.3 Isomerism among alkanes
      • 25.4 System of naming hydrocarbons
      • 25.5 Alicyclic hydrocarbons
      • 25.6 Aromatic hydrocarbons
      • 25.7 Functional groups
      • 25.8 Reactions of organic compounds
      • 25.9 Isomerism
      • Questions on Chapter 25
    • CHAPTER 26: THE ALKANES
      • 26.1 Methane
      • 26.2 Petroleum oil
      • 26.3 Physical properties
      • 26.4 Reactions of alkanes
      • 26.5 The car
      • 26.6 Catalytic converters
      • Questions on Chapter 26
    • CHAPTER 27: ALKENES AND ALKYNES
      • 27.1 Ethene
      • 27.2 Alkenes
      • 27.3 Source of alkenes
      • 27.4 Physical properties of alkenes
      • 27.5 Structural isomerism
      • 27.6 Reactivity of alkenes
      • 27.7 Combustion
      • 27.8 Addition reactions
      • 27.9 Alkynes
      • 27.10 Ethyne
      • 27.11 Photochemical smog
      • Questions on Chapter 27
    • CHAPTER 28: AROMATIC COMPOUNDS
      • 28.1 Profile: Kathleen Lonsdale (1903-1974)
      • 28.2 Benzene
      • 28.3 Some more names of aromatic compounds
      • 28.4 Physical properties of benzene
      • 28.5 Sources of benzene
      • 28.6 Reactivity of benzene
      • 28.7 Addition reactions of benzene
      • 28.8 Substitution reactions
      • 28.9 Methylbenzene (toluene)
      • 28.10 Reactions of the ring
      • 28.11 Reactions of the side chain
      • 28.12 The effect of substituent groups on the benzene ring
      • Questions on Chapter 28
    • CHAPTER 29: HALOGENOALKANES AND HALOGENOARENES
      • 29.1 Anaesthetics
      • 29.2 Halogenoalkanes
      • 29.3 Physical properties
      • 29.4 Laboratory methods of preparing halogenoalkanes
      • 29.5 Uses ofhalogenoalkanes
      • 29.6 Chlorofluorocarbons, CFCs
      • 29.7 Reactions
      • 29.8 Reactivity
      • 29.9 The mechanisms of hydrolysis and elimination reactions of halogenoalkanes
      • 29.10 Halogenoarenes
      • Concept map: Halogenoalkanes and Halogenoarenes
      • 29.11 Grignard reagents
      • Questions on Chapter 29
    • CHAPTER 30: ALCOHOLS AND PHENOLS
      • 30.1 Alcoholic drinks
      • 30.2 Alcohols
      • 30.3 Physical properties
      • 30.4 Industrial sources of alcohols
      • 30.5 Uses of ethanol and methanol
      • 30.6 Reactivity of alcohols
      • 30.7 Reactions of alcohols
      • 30.8 Polyhydric alcohols
      • 30.9 Phenols
      • 30.10 Sources of phenol
      • 30.11 Reactions of phenol
      • 30.12 The explosion at Seveso
      • Concept map : Alcohols and phenols
      • Concept map: Relationships between alcohols and other series
      • Questions on Chapter 30
    • CHAPTER 31: ALDEHYDES AND KETONES
      • 31.1 Poisons, flavours and perfumes
      • 31.2 The functional group
      • 31.3 Nomenclature for aldehydes and ketones
      • 31.4 The carbonyl group
      • 31.5 Some members of the series
      • 31.6 Laboratory preparations
      • 31.7 Reactions of carbonyl compounds
      • 31.8 The mechanisms of the reactions of aldehydes and ketones
      • 31.9 Carbohydrates
      • Concept map: carbonyl compounds
      • Questions on Chapter 31
    • CHAPTER 32: AMINES
      • 32.1 William Perkin and mauve
      • 32.2 Nomenclature for amines
      • 32.3 Natural occurrence
      • 32.4 Physical properties
      • 32.5 Basicity of amines
      • 32.6 Laboratory preparations
      • 32.7 The reactions of amines
      • 32.8 Diazonium compounds
      • 32.9 Quaternary ammonium compounds
      • Concept map: Amines
      • Questions on Chapter 32
    • CHAPTER 33: ORGANIC ACIDS AND THEIR DERIVATIVES
      • 33.1 The sulphonamide antibiotics
      • 33.2 The carboxyl group
      • 33.3 Nomenclature for organic acids and their derivatives
      • 33.4 Physical properties of acids and their derivatives
      • 33.5 Reactivity of carboxylic acids
      • 33.6 Laboratory preparations of carboxylic acids
      • 33.7 Vitamin C: ascorbic acid
      • 33.8 Reactions of carboxylic acids
      • 33.9 Derivatives of carboxylic acids
      • 33.10 Acid chlorides
      • 33.11 Acid anhydrides
      • 33.12 Aspirin
      • 33.13 Esters
      • 33.14 Fats and oils: soaps and detergents
      • 33.15 Amides
      • 33.16 Nitriles
      • 33.17 Amino acids and proteins
      • Concept map: Carboxylic acid derivatives
      • Questions on Chapter 33
    • CHAPTER 34: POLYMERS
      • 34.1 Plastics in use
      • 34.2 Long molecules
      • 34.3 Structure and properties
      • 34.4 Addition polymers
      • 34.5 Condensation polymers
      • 34.6 Summary
      • 34.7 Disposal of plastics
      • Concept map: Polymers
      • Questions on Chapter 34
    • CHAPTER 35: IDENTIFYING ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
      • 35.1 'Bucky balls'
      • 35.2 Methods of purification
      • 35.3 Identifying the elements present
      • 35.4 Empirical, molecular and structural formulae
      • 35.5 Instrumental methods
      • 35.6 The energy levels of a molecule
      • 35.7 Visible-ultraviolet spectra
      • 35.8 Infrared spectrometry
      • Concept map: Infrared spectrometry
      • 35.9 Mass spectrometry
      • Concept map: Mass spectrometry
      • 35.10 Nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry
      • Concept map: Nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry
      • Questions on Chapter 35
    • CHAPTER 36: SOME GENERAL TOPICS
      • 36.1 Drugs which alter behaviour
      • 36.2 Synthetic routes
      • 36.3 What are these reagents used for?
      • 36.4 How would you distinguish between the following pairs of compounds?
      • 36.5 Questions on some topics which span chapters
      • Questions on Chapter 36
  • Periodic Table
  • Basic SI units and derived units
  • Index of symbols and abbreviations
  • Answers to numerical problems and selected questions
  • Appendix: mathematics
  • Index
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