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(Animations added to index, plus chapters 6 and 12)
CHEMISTRY IN PERSPECTIVE
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Chemistry in Perspective was written by a tutor who specialises in helping students taking A Levels and A-Level re-sits to achieve higher grades. Hopefully, the language, combined with the specialist understanding of those things that tend to confuse students, will help to make things clear for you.
At this stage, the site is a fairly straightforward upload of the manuscript for a complete A Level Chemistry book.
Currently, Chemistry in Perspective is being updated to reflect the new A-level specifications which started in 2015. Please use the 'SEND EMAIL' links in the top right hand corner of each page to report any problems such as typos and letters appearing in place of arrows. Many thanks.
Links to a number of new revision worksheets will also be introduced at the end of some chapters with further links to completed answer sheets.
Anyway, let's hope this site will help you develop your understanding of the subject and, perhaps for the first time, help you to get Chemistry in Perspective.
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(Also see the NEW 2015 specification links in left hand column. Although the links will take you to the most relevant paragraphs, it is recommended that you understand the context by reading either side of the linked section.)
CHAPTER 1: ATOMIC STRUCTURE (Introduction and some topics arising)
CHAPTER 2: ATOMIC STRUCTURE (More detail) Featuring link to NEW revision worksheet.
CHAPTER 3: RADIOACTIVITY
CHAPTER 4: BONDING
CHAPTER 5: STATES OF MATTER Featuring link to NEW revision worksheet (on bonding).
CHAPTER 6: THE CHEMICAL ENERGY TOUR (an introduction to measures of energy)
CHAPTER 7: ENERGETICS (and the first law of thermodynamics)
CHAPTER 8: KINETICS AND EQUILIBRIUM (an introduction)
CHAPTER 9: MORE ON KINETICS
CHAPTER 10: MORE ON EQUILIBRIUM
CHAPTER 11: REDOX EQUILIBRIA AND ELECTROCHEMISTRY
CHAPTER 12: ENTROPY (the TOUR continues with the second law of thermodynamics)
Section 2: InorganicCHAPTER 13: PERIODICITY IN PROPERTIES OF THE ELEMENTS UP TO ARGON
CHAPTER 14: PERIODICITY IN PROPERTIES OF COMPOUNDS OF THE ELEMENTS
UP TO ARGON
CHAPTER 15: GROUPS I & II
CHAPTER 16: GROUP VII
CHAPTER 17: GROUP IV
CHAPTER 18: THE FIRST ROW OF d-BLOCK ELEMENTS (including transition elements)
CHAPTER 19: CHEMISTRY VS. MONEY (Some inorganic industrial processes)
Section 3: OrganicCHAPTER 20: TWELVE ESSENTIAL REACTION MECHANISMS
CHAPTER 21: PREDICTING REACTIONS [I]: (hydrocarbons and simple derivatives)
CHAPTER 22: PREDICTING REACTIONS [II]: (oxygen and nitrogen containing compounds)
CHAPTER 23: SUMMARY OF LABORATORY PREPARATIONS
CHAPTER 24: ISOMERISM
CHAPTER 25: BIOCHEMISTRY
CHAPTER 26: OCCURRENCE AND INDUSTRIAL RELEVANCE OF SOME ORGANIC COMPOUNDS.
CHAPTER 27: NOMENCLATURE PLUS BRIEF STRUCTURES AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Section 4: More Everyday ChemistryCHAPTER 28: SCIENCE FICTION (Correct and incorrect application of chemical theory
to everyday problems)
appendicesAPPENDIX i: QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS REACTIONS YOU MUST KNOW
APPENDIX ii: SOME HINTS FOR QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS (TITRATION)
APPENDIX iii: PHASE EQUILIBRIA AND COLLIGATIVE PROPERTIES