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CHEMISTRY IN PERSPECTIVE
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Chemistry in Perspective was written by a tutor who specialises in helping students taking 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 to you.
At this stage, the site is a fairly straightforward upload of the manuscript for a complete A Level Chemistry book. In fact, if you use it like you'd use a text book, you may not need to spend £30 on a paper based book, especially if you use it in conjunction with other free sites, such as Chemguide, which is excellent for quick help on specific topics (put Chemguide followed by the topic into Google).
The next stage in the development of Chemistry in Perspective will be making navigation easier with, for example, more links (see chapter 28), 'Quick Skips' at the start of each chapter (see chapter 1) and an alphabetical list of main contents (see left hand column, currently in development).
Anyway, let's hope this site will help you develop your understanding of the subject and, perhaps for the first time, help you get Chemistry in Perspective.
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CHAPTER 1: ATOMIC STRUCTURE (Introduction and some topics arising)
CHAPTER 2: ATOMIC STRUCTURE (More detail)
CHAPTER 3: RADIOACTIVITY
CHAPTER 4: BONDING
CHAPTER 5: STATES OF MATTER
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