AS/A Level course structure
Contents by chemical storylines
How to use this book
Development of practical skills in chemistry
CHAPTER 1 Elements of life
EL 1 Where do the chemical elements come from?
EL 2 How do we know so much about outer space?
EL 3 Electrons, where would we be without them?
EL 4 Organising the elements of life
EL 5 The molecules of life
EL 6 What are we made of?
EL 7 Blood, sweat, and seas
EL 8 Spectacular metals
EL 9 How salty?
Chapter 1 Summary
CHAPTER 2 Developing fuels
DF 1 Getting energy from fuels
DF 2 How much energy?
DF 3 What’s in your tank?
DF 4 Where does the energy come from?
DF 5 Getting the right sizedmolecules
DF 6 Alkenes – versatile compounds
DF 7 Polymers and plastics
DF 8 Burning fuels
DF 9 What do the moleculeslook like?
DF 10 The trouble with emissions
DF 11 Other fuels
Chapter 2 Summary
CHAPTER 3 Elements from the sea
ES 1 The lowest point on Earth
ES 2 Bromine from sea water
ES 3 Manufacturing chlorine
ES 4 From extracting bromine to making bleach
ES 5 The risks and benefits of using chlorine
ES 6 Hydrogen chloride in industry and the laboratory
ES 7 The Deacon process solves the problem again
Chapter 3 Summary
CHAPTER 4 The ozone story
OZ 1 What’s in the air?
OZ 2 Screening the sun
OZ 3 How is ozone formed in the atmosphere?
OZ 4 Ozone – here today and gone tomorrow
OZ 5 What is removing the ozone?
OZ 6 The CFC story
OZ 7 The ozone hole
OZ 8 What is the state of the ozone layer now?
Chapter 4 Summary
CHAPTER 5 What’s in a medicine?
WM 1 The development of modern ideas about medicines
WM 2 Identifying the active chemical in willow bark
WM 3 Infrared spectroscopy
WM 4 Mass spectrometry
WM 5 The synthesis of salicylic acid and aspirin
Chapter 5 Summary
CHAPTER 6 The chemical industry
CI 1 Nitrogen chemistry
CI 2 Manufacturing nitric acid
CI 3 Manufacturing sulfuric acid
CI 4 The importance of rate equations
CI 5 Half-life and orders of reactions
CI 6 Manufacturing ethanoic acid
Chapter 6 Summary
CHAPTER 7 Polymers and life
PL 1 The polyester story
PL 2 The nylon story
PL 3 Breaking down polymers
PL 4 What are proteins?
PL 5 Proteins in 3-D
PL 6 Enzymes
PL 7 Enzyme inhibitors as medicines
PL 8 The thread of life
PL 9 Spectroscopic analysis of organic compounds
Chapter 7 Summary
CHAPTER 8 Oceans
O 1 The deep oceans
O 2 The role of the oceans in climate control
O 3 The oceans as a carbon store
O 4 Seashells as a carbon store
O 5 T he global central heating system
Chapter 8 Summary
CHAPTER 9 Developing metals
DM 1 Metals of antiquity
DM 2 Transition metals as catalysts
DM 3 Colourful compounds
DM 4 Electrochemistry
DM 5 Rusting
DM 6 Complexes and ligands
Chapter 9 Summary
CHAPTER 10 Colour by design
CD 1 Coloured molecules
CD 2 Benzene and delocalisation
CD 3 Arenes and aromatic molecules
CD 4 Reactions of aromati ccompounds
CD 5 Benzene rings and dye molecules
CD 6 Attaching dyes to fibres
CD 7 Fats and oils
CD 8 Gas-liquid chromatography
CD 9 Carbonyl compounds and organic synthesis
CD 10 Planning an organic synthesis
CD 11 Solving synthetic problems
Chapter 10 Summary
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