By tackling the most central ideas in chemistry, Why Chemical Reactions Happen provides the reader with all the tools and concepts needed to think like a chemist. The text takes a unified approach to the subject, avoiding the traditional divisions of physical, inorganic and organic chemistry and so helps the reader to develop a real overview of chemical processes.
An understanding of spectroscopic techniques in the analysis of chemical structures is an essential to all chemistry degree courses. This book provides the essential material needed by undergraduates, in a compact form. The book is also likely to be of use to postgraduates in organic chemistry as reference material in their daily research.
Providing an introduction to the roles that metals have in biological systems, this text introduces many topics: the transport and storage of metals: their functions in dioxygen interactions, electron transfer, and enzyme activity; the therapeutic uses of coordination compounds; and more.
This book introduces an undergraduate reader to the wealth of fascinating organic chemistry involving nitrogen. There are three main sections to the book, each being introduced by a summary of the underlying chemical principles. The main organonitrogen functional groups are covered systematically, each chapter concluding with a brief summary of the chemistry.
The chemistry of solid inorganic materials has become a central theme in research and in the teaching of chemistry. This book gives an introduction to solid state materials which also addresses the major experimental technique used to study them, powder X-ray diffraction, and uses experimental data to from this technique.
Most important organic molecules contain more than one functional group, and very often the interaction between these groups determines the chemical and biological behaviour of the compounds. This text describes some of the methods used to prepare bifunctional compounds and goes on to survey the chemistry of the more important classes of compound.
The ability to design effective syntheses is an essential skill for organic chemists. This concise text uses a wide range of examples to teach students of chemistry how to adopt a logical and versatile approach to the design of synthetic routes.
This book presents an introduction to the quantum theory at a level appropriate to university students in chemistry. The required background in physics and mathematics is kept at a minimum, the emphasis being on the physical ideas and their application in chemistry, especially to atoms and to the periodic table of the elements.
X-ray crystallography, a powerful technique for structure determination, plays a major role in modern research. This primer gives a concise and accessible account of the technique, emphasising its wide-ranging practical application to engineering and the physical and biological sciences.
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance offers an accessible introduction to the physical principles of liquid-state NMR, with examples, applications, and exercises provided throughout to enable beginning undergraduates to get to grips with this important analytical technique.
Describes how stereoelectronic effects control the rules of engagement that operate when molecules meet. Aimed at undergraduate students, this book gives a 'feel' or intuition for molecules and what they are capable of. The treatment is non-mathematical and the treatment shows the student building up a simple way of thinking about Chemistry.
This Primer presents an introduction to molecular symmetry and point groups with an emphasis on their applications. The author has adopted a non-mathematical approach as far as possible. The text is based on a successful course given by the author.
An understanding of spectroscopic methods is a pre-requisite for students in chemistry and related disciplines from the undergraduate level onwards. This text provides an introduction to common spectroscopic techniques and interpretation of spectra, and their application to inorganic-based systems.
Aimed at undergraduate chemistry students, this clear and concise text is concerned with the reactions used in stereoselective organic synthesis. These are important types of reactions which can be used for the selective preparation of new organic compounds with a defined and predictable three dimensional architecture.
Heterogeneous catalysts are now widely applied in everyday life, for instance, they are placed in car exhausts to reduce toxic emissions and to protect the environment. This book is important as a source of information regarding the fundamentals and applications of catalysis and is aimed at the undergraduate level, but would be useful also to teachers and as an introductory text for researchers.
Pericyclic reactions, a fundamental strand of organic chemistry, include a number of commercially important synthetic reactions such as the Diels-Alder reaction. This primer enables students to recognise the different types of pericyclic reaction and understand their application in organic synthesis.
Describes the fundamental science underlying the development of processes for the manufacture of fine chemicals, such as pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals. This text outlines both the strategies employed in process development and also the chemical and chemical engineering concepts involved.
Plastics are used in every aspect of modern life. This Primer gives a simple introduction to these important materials, and includes practical industrial aspects as well as basic science. Exciting new developments are also described.
This is a thoroughly updated edition of one of the best selling titles in the Oxford Chemistry Primer series. John Jones provides an excellent, easy to read introduction to amino acid and peptide synthesis aimed at second and final year undergraduates.
This text spans a large range of mathematics, from basic algebra to calculus and Fourier transforms. Its tutorial style bridges the gap between school and university while its conciseness provides a useful reference for the professional.
'The f Elements' is a textbook suitable for undergraduate chemistry students who wish to learn more about the chemistry of two families of chemical elements; the lanthanides and the actinides (collectively known as the f elements). It also discusses many important applications of f element chemistry, e.g. nuclear power generation and more.
Atkins' Physical Chemistry is widely acknowledged by both students and lecturers around the globe to be the textbook of choice for studying physical chemistry. Now in its eleventh edition, the text has been enhanced with additional learning features and maths support, re-organised into discrete Topics, to make the text more flexible to teach from and more readable for students.
Heterocyclic compounds are of prime importance to organic chemists working in the chemical industry. This text looks at synthetic aspects rather than properties, and it covers the essential details and basic principles with reference to the important classes of heterocyclic compounds. It also includes instructional problems and references.
The manipulation of functional groups by oxidative or reductive processes is central to organic chemistry. This book provides a comprehensive summary of oxidative and reductive processes, emphasizing general principles and common factors, and showing the applications of these reactions in organic synthesis.
Neutral reactive intermediates play a key role in synthetic chemistry. Intended for undergraduates, this primer concentrates on this role; the important reactions of these electron-deficient species are laid out clearly, with carefully chosen examples illustrating their use in organic synthesis.
All the basic principles of this important topic are clearly presented here in an account which takes as examples many compounds of industrial and biological significance. Consideration is given to the structure, reactions, and properties of benzene and classes of aromatic compounds derived from it, and more.
Summarizes the fundamentals of organic chemistry. This work introduces basic physical chemistry, and lays the groundwork for the mechanistic organic chemistry. It stresses on the importance of bonding and mechanism. It also includes examples of natural products and pharmaceuticals. It is suitable for advanced school students and undergraduates.
Provides a basic introduction to equilibrium electrochemistry, focusing on electrode potentials and their applications. This edition gives knowledge of the origin of electrode potentials and shows how these are used to deduce chemically important information and data such as equilibrium constants, the free energy, enthalpy and more.
This brand new addition to the Oxford Chemistry Primers series provides the most accessible first introduction to electrochemistry, combining explanation of the fundamental concepts with practical examples of how they are applied in a range of real-world situations.
Intended for chemistry, physics and material science undergraduates, this work is an introduction to the science of surfaces. It incorporates both chemical thermodynamics and modern spectroscopic methods of analysing surfaces. It shows how the physico-chemical concepts may be applied in elucidating surface structure, reactivity and composition.
Outlines the main classes of transition metal organometallic complexes and introduces the reader to the chemistry of compounds with metal-carbon s-bonds: metal carbonyls, metal alkyls, and metal alkylidenes and alkylidenes. This work also illustrates synthetic methods leading to each class of compounds with examples.
This short text gives an overview of the organometallic chemistry of transition metals. Structural principles and reactions are illustrated with numerous examples. Together with the companion volume Organometallics 1, the text is suitable as the basis for undergraduate courses and revision.
This title covers areas of mechanistic and physical organic chemistry at advanced undergraduate level in a non-mathematical way. The topics included (e.g. kinetics and mechanism, catalysis, and isotope effects) are essential in any modern chemistry degree. The book is up to date and includes many examples from all areas of organic chemistry.
Intended to complement Foundations of Organic Chemistry, the best-selling Primer by Michael Hornby and Josephine Peach, this text is a broad overview of inorganic chemistry. Writing in an informal and relaxed style, Mark Winter and John Andrew cover the basics and also highlight the industrial and environmental relevance of inorganic chemistry.
The book begins with the modern concepts of organic chemical reactivity, then presents a concise up to date account of the mechanisms of major reactions of simple organic compounds. Each chapter leads the student from the experimental evidence to the mechanistic deductions, and ends with problems for students to work through, and a short bibliography.
Process development bridges the gap between the laboratory synthesis of an organic compound and its industrial manufacture on a large scale. This book uses real examples to show the range of problems which may be encountered in scaling up chemical syntheses and the ways in which they may be overcome.
This primer seeks to strip off some of the mystery that often surrounds carbohydrate chemistry, a subject taught in all undergraduate courses, by highlighting and summarising some of the central principles and ideas and by illustrating them with both classical and state-of-the-art examples.