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Making the Transition to University Chemistry  

Michael Clugstonformerly Tonbridge SchoolClose
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Malcolm StewartUniversity of OxfordClose
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Fabrice BirembautCaen, FranceClose
Published in Print:30 August 2021 Published Online:31 August 2023
ISBN:9780198757153
Publisher:Oxford University Press

Abstract

Making the transition to university chemistry aims to help students make the significant step from school to university, setting them up to be confident and successful in their chemistry studies. The book begins by looking at the basic atomic structure, bonding, and molecular shape. There is a chapter on moles. The text turns to the different states of matter after that. There are also chapters on thermochemistry, chemical equilibrium, and acid-base equilibrium. The middle of the book moves on to look at redox reactions, spontaneous change, entropy, and Gibbs energy. The periodic table is also examined, as are the halogens and transition metals. Hydrocarbons are considered. Towards the end, the text moves on to aldehydes and ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, polymers, and instrumental analysis.