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Focus 9: Molecular Structure - Topic 9A: Valence-bond theory

from Atkins' Physical Chemistry (12th edn) by Peter Atkins, Julio de Paula, and James Keeler

"...focuses on the valence-bond theory. The language introduced by valence-bond theory is used throughout chemistry, especially in the description of the properties and reactions of organic compounds. The chapter elaborates on the concept of σ and π bonds, promotion, and hybridization...."

Chapter 6: Solids

from Chemistry3 (4th edn) by Andrew Burrows, John Holman, Simon Lancaster, Tina Overton, Andrew Parsons, Gwen Pilling, and Gareth Price

"...looks closely at covalent, metallic, and ionic bonding in solid state structures, which is important as the properties of solid state materials depend on their structures and bonding. Some of the characteristic/properties of molecular solids, covalent network structures, metals, and ionic solids are summarized. The chapter describes..."

Chapter 11: Trends across the periodic table

from Making the Transition to University Chemistry (1st edn) by Michael Clugston, Malcolm Stewart, and Fabrice Birembaut

"...explores trends across the periodic table. The physical trends across the periodic table include metal, non-metal, metalloids, and electrical conductivity. The chemical trends across the periodic table involve the oxidation state as elements shift drastically due to their reaction to oxygen..."

Chapter 5: Techniques

from Foundations of Surface Science (Oxford Chemistry Primers series) by Stephen J. Jenkins

"...studies a variety of specialised techniques commonly applied to surface systems. These include electron diffraction techniques, scanning probe techniques, photoemission techniques, Auger electron spectroscopy (AES), near-edge X-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS), molecular beam techniques, and vibrational spectroscopies..."



Topic 1: Exploring the Science of Life

from Biological Science: Exploring the Science of Life, Biomedical Edition (1st edn) by Jon Scott, Gus Cameron, Anne Goodenough, Dawn Hawkins, Jenny Koenig, Martin Luck, Despo Papachristodoulou, Alison Snape, Kay Yeoman, and Mark Goodwin

"...explores the science of life as a way of understanding the natural world through logic and evidence while simultaneously sustaining life on the planet. It shows how technology allows researchers to work around what previously would have been a serious time constraint..."

Chapter 7: Future prospects for photosynthesis and plant evolution

from Photosynthetic Life: Origin, Evolution, and Future (Oxford Biology Primers series) by Denis Murphy and Tanai Cardona

" contemporary land flora and notes that it is increasingly dominated by human activities, such as agriculture. It points out that agriculture drastically reduced the global area occupied by natural vegetation and replaced it with a small number of domesticated plants used to feed either people or their livestock..."

Chapter 2: Fitness to practise

from Biomedical Science Practice (3rd edn, Fundamentals of Biomedical Science series) by Nessar Ahmed, Hedley Glencross, and Qiuyu Wang

"...discusses the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). It considers how their respective, but complementary, approaches to fitness to practise differ, and explores their contributions to the training and career development of biomedical scientists..."

Chapter 6: DNA replication

from Molecular Biology: Principles of Genome Function (3rd edn) by Nancy Craig, Rachel Green, Carol Greider, Gisela Storz, and Cynthia Wolberger

"...evaluates DNA replication, which occurs in three distinct phases: initiation, elongation, and termination. Initiation of replication in bacteria occurs at a unique chromosomal location called an origin, which is recognized by specific proteins. Initiation of replication in eukaryotes, in contrast, usually occurs stochastically at sites marked in the genome by binding of the pre-replication complex..."


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