This is the second edition of this market leading text book. The text and digital package is engineered to cater for the content needs of the first year chemistry course as it is generally taught at universities.
The success of the 1st edition has been attributed to the student friendly and engaging writing style, the relevance to real life, and the clear worked examples; which all help demystify chemistry for the 1st year student. In addition to this, our online teaching and learning system, WileyPLUS which is fully integrated with the text, provides lecturers and students with an equitable multimedia platform to enhance their teaching and learning.
Following its success, the first edition was rigorously reviewed, and enhancements made to both the text and the digital resources. The 2nd edition has been enriched in both the text (by addition of new Main Groups chapter and other minor improvements).
2 The language of chemistry
3 Chemical reactions and stoichiometry
4 Atomic energy levels
5 Chemical bonding and molecular structure
7 Condensed phases: liquids and solids
8 Chemical thermodynamics
9 Chemical equilibria
10 Solutions and solubility
11 Acids and bases
12 Oxidation and reduction
13 Transition metal chemistry
14 The p–block elements
15 Reaction kinetics
16 The chemistry of carbon
19 Alcohols, amines and related compounds
21 Aldehydes and ketones
23 Carboxylic acids and their derivatives
24 Amino acids and proteins
25 The chemistry of DNA
27 Nuclear chemistry
Glossary of equations GE–1