Chemistry provides a robust coverage of the different branches of chemistry with unique depth in organic chemistry in an introductory text helping students to develop a solid understanding of chemical principles, how they interconnect and how they can be applied to our lives.
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Catherine E. Housecroft and Edwin C. Constable are both Professors of Chemistry at the University of Basel, Switzerland. They have extensive international teaching experience and their research interests include supramolecular and organometallic chemistries, nanotechnology, molecular devices and dye-sensitized solar cells. In 1997 Professor Constable was awarded the prestigious Howard lectureship for pre-eminence in organic chemistry or related disciplines by the University of Sydney, Australia.
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1. Some basic concepts
3. Atoms and atomic structure.
4. Homonuclear covalent bonds
5. Heteronuclear diatomic molecules
6. Polyatomic molecules: shapes
7. Polyatomic molecules: bonding
10. Mass spectrometry
11. Introduction to spectroscopy
12. Vibrational and rotational spectroscopies
13. Electronic spectroscopy
14. NMR spectroscopy
15. Reaction kinetics
19. The conductivity of ions in solution
21. Hydrogen and the s-block elements
22. p-Block and high oxidation state d-block elements
23. Coordination complexes of the d-block metals
24. Carbon compounds: an introduction
25. Acyclic and cyclic alkanes
26. Alkenes and alkynes
27. Polar organic molecules: an introduction
32. Aromatic compounds
33. Carbonyl compounds
34. Aromatic heterocyclic compounds
35. Molecules in nature
36. Chemistry in the workplace
Answers to end-of-chapter problems