Periodicity and the S- and P-block Elements

Author: Nicholas C. Norman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198559610

Category: Science

Page: 90

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This book is an updated and revised version of the Oxford Chemistry Primer entitled Periodicity and the p-Block Elements. In addition to having updated and substantially rewritten parts of the first book, the most obvious change is that certain aspects of s-block element chemistry are now discussed explicitly and so this group of elements are therefore included in the title. The author has sought to provide an overview of some of the important trends (periodicity) found in the properties of the s- and p-block elements and the compounds that they form, and to provide the reader with some simple "rules of thumb" whereby they might appreciate and better understand these trends.

D-block Chemistry

Author: Mark J. Winter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0198700962

Category: Transition metal compounds

Page: 128

View: 3622

The renowned Oxford Chemistry Primers series, which provides focused introductions to a range of important topics in chemistry, has been refreshed and updated to suit the needs of today's students, lecturers, and postgraduate researchers. The rigorous, yet accessible, treatment of each subject area is ideal for those wanting a primer in a given topic to prepare them for more advanced study or research. d-Block Chemistryprovides a succinct introduction to the field of transition metal chemistry, assuming little prior knowledge, and giving students a clear conceptual overview of the wide variety of d-block metal complexes.

Aromatic Chemistry

Author: Malcolm Sainsbury

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198556748

Category: Science

Page: 92

View: 1860

All the basic principles of the field of aromatic chemistry are clearly presented in this important account. Many compounds of industrial and biological significance are used as examples with consideration given to structure, reactions, and properties. Topics such as thermodynamic versus kinetic control and pericyclic reactions are also introduced. In addition to benzene and the classes of aromatic compounds derived from it, the text covers polycyclic arenes, and the small and large ring systems which are embraced by the wider definition of aromaticity. The text will be especially useful for courses in organic chemistry.

Elements of Physical Chemistry

Author: Fellow of Lincoln College Peter Atkins,Julio De Paula,Professor and Chair Department of Chemistry Julio de Paula

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198796706

Category:

Page: 592

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The ideal course companion, Elements of Physical Chemistry is written specifically with the needs of undergraduate students in mind, and provides extensive mathematical and pedagogical support while remaining concise and accessible. For the seventh edition of this much-loved text, the material has been reorganized into short Topics, which are grouped into thematic Focuses to make the text more digestible for students, and more flexible for lecturers to teach from. At the beginning of each Topic, three questions are posed, emphasizing why it is important, what the key idea is, and what the student should already know. Throughout the text, equations are clearly labeled and annotated, and detailed 'justification' boxes are provided to help students understand the crucial mathematics which underpins physical chemistry. Furthermore, Chemist's toolkits provide succinct reminders of key mathematical techniques exactly where they are needed in the text. Frequent worked examples, in addition to self-test questions and end-of-chapter exercises, help students to gain confidence and experience in solving problems. This diverse suite of pedagogical features, alongside an appealing design and layout, make Elements of Physical Chemistry the ideal course text for those studying this core branch of chemistry for the first time.

Essential Trends in Inorganic Chemistry

Author: D. M. P. Mingos

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198501091

Category: Science

Page: 392

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The growth of inorganic chemistry during the last 50 years has made it difficult for the student to assimilate all the factual information available. This book is designed to help by showing how a chemist uses the Periodic Table to organize and process this mass of information. It includes a detailed discussion of the important horizontal, vertical, and diagonal trends in the properties of the atoms of the elements and their compounds. These basic principles can then be applied to more detailed problems in modern inorganic chemistry.

Chemical Bonding

Author: Mark Winter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198700951

Category: Chemical bonds

Page: 119

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Inorganic Materials Chemistry

Author: Mark T. Weller

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198557982

Category: Science

Page: 92

View: 3738

Inorganic materials chemistry is a central theme in chemistry teaching and research, but it is poorly covered in the main inorganic textbooks. This primer fills the gap in the literature, and provides a comprehensive, inexpensive introduction that covers all the salient points required in an undergraduate course on solid materials. It also addresses the major experimental technique used in this area, powder X-ray diffraction. Topics covered include transition metal oxides, non-stoichiometry, zeolites, the chemistry of layer compounds, high temperature superconductors, and fullerides, and presents the synthesis of these compound types.

Thermodynamics of Chemical Processes

Author: Gareth J. Price

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198559634

Category: Science

Page: 86

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This primer describes the basic principles which govern reactivity and phase equilibria in chemical systems. It is written at the first year undergraduate level and contains a number of worked examples and problems to help students through this introductory material. The ideas of enthalpy, internal energy and entropy are covered to lead into Gibbs free energy and how it can be used to correlate and predict the equilibrium position and properties of chemical reactions and multi-phase systems. Some background mathematical ideas are introduced as needed as well as material describing how the physicochemical principles can be applied to related areas such as materials science or biochemistry.

Molecular Spectroscopy

Author: John M. Brown

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198557852

Category: Science

Page: 89

View: 5606

Molecular spectroscopy provides a straightforward introduction to the spectroscopy of diatomic molecules and is written at the level of intermediate undergraduate courses in physical chemistry and chemical physics. Following a general introduction to the subject, Chapter 2 lays out the essential quantum mechanical tools required to understand spectroscopy. Chapter 3 uses this quantum mechanical framework to establish the selection rules which govern spectroscopic transitions. Chapters 4-8 describe the various branches of spectroscopy covered by the book: rotational, rotational-vibrational, Raman, electronic, and photoelectron spectroscopy. Very little previous knowledge is assumed and mathematics is kept to a minimum. The author uses a range of examples to describe how spectra arise and what information on the structure of the molecules can be acquired from their study.

Inorganic Spectroscopic Methods

Author: Alan K. Brisdon

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780198559498

Category: Science

Page: 100

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A knowledge of spectroscopic methods is required to interpret the shape and structure of compounds - this informative book concentrates on their application to inorganic compounds. The emphasis is placed on obtaining and interpreting the data rather than concentrating on the theory. To this end, examples are given in the text and worked through to show the processes involved in assigning spectra and obtaining information from them. This essential text for all undergraduate chemists will also benefit postgraduate students researching in the field of inorganic chemistry.

Understanding Understanding

Essays on Cybernetics and Cognition

Author: Heinz von Foerster

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387217223

Category: Computers

Page: 362

View: 9700

In these ground-breaking essays, Heinz von Foerster discusses some of the fundamental principles that govern how we know the world and how we process the information from which we derive that knowledge. The author was one of the founders of the science of cybernetics.

Work Out Chemistry 'A' Level

Author: D. A. Burgess

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349240672

Category: Chemistry

Page: 200

View: 5663

Written to offer a concise revision course, Work Out Chemistry A level shows the student how to write top grade examination answers. Careful thought has been given to syntax and mathematics and no calculus is used, although all major topics are revised including radioactive decay and kinetics. Objective, structured and essay questions have been selected from a variety of examination boards. These are worked through in detail with special emphasis given to topics that often give trouble. Further questions are provided for the student to work through.

Monitoring Bathing Waters

A Practical Guide to the Design and Implementation of Assessments and Monitoring Programmes

Author: Jamie Bartram,Gareth Rees

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203478266

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

View: 7432

This book, which has been prepared by an international group of experts, provides comprehensive guidance for the design, planning and implementation of assessments and monitoring programmes for water bodies used for recreation. It addresses the wide range of hazards which may be encountered and emphasizes the importance of linking monitoring programmes to effective and feasible management actions to protect human health. It also provides details of sampling and analytical methods. This book will be an invaluable source of information for anyone concerned with monitoring and assessing recreational waters, including field staff. It will also be useful for national and regional government departments concerned with tourism and recreation, and for students and special interest groups.

Essential Bioinformatics

Author: Jin Xiong

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113945062X

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 1835

Essential Bioinformatics is a concise yet comprehensive textbook of bioinformatics, which provides a broad introduction to the entire field. Written specifically for a life science audience, the basics of bioinformatics are explained, followed by discussions of the state-of-the-art computational tools available to solve biological research problems. All key areas of bioinformatics are covered including biological databases, sequence alignment, genes and promoter prediction, molecular phylogenetics, structural bioinformatics, genomics and proteomics. The book emphasizes how computational methods work and compares the strengths and weaknesses of different methods. This balanced yet easily accessible text will be invaluable to students who do not have sophisticated computational backgrounds. Technical details of computational algorithms are explained with a minimum use of mathematical formulae; graphical illustrations are used in their place to aid understanding. The effective synthesis of existing literature as well as in-depth and up-to-date coverage of all key topics in bioinformatics make this an ideal textbook for all bioinformatics courses taken by life science students and for researchers wishing to develop their knowledge of bioinformatics to facilitate their own research.

Inorganic Chemistry

Author: Catherine Housecroft

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 129213416X

Category: Science

Page: 1296

View: 4939

Now in its fifth edition, Housecroft & Sharpe's Inorganic Chemistry, continues to provide an engaging, clear and comprehensive introduction to core physical-inorganic principles. This widely respected and internationally renowned textbook introduces the descriptive chemistry of the elements and the role played by inorganic chemistry in our everyday lives. The stunning full-colour design has been further enhanced for this edition with an abundance of three-dimensional molecular and protein structures and photographs, bringing to life the world of inorganic chemistry. Updated with the latest research, this edition also includes coverage relating to the extended periodic table and new approaches to estimating lattice energies and to bonding classifications of organometallic compounds. A carefully developed pedagogical approach guides the reader through this fascinating subject with features designed to encourage thought and to help students consolidate their understanding and learn how to apply their understanding of key concepts within the real world. Features include: · Thematic boxed sections with a focus on areas of Biology and Medicine, the Environment, Applications, and Theory engage students and ensure they gain a deep, practical and topical understanding · A wide range of in-text self-study exercises including worked examples, reflective questions and end of chapter problems aid independent study · Definition panels and end-of-chapter checklists provide students with excellent revision aids · Striking visuals throughout the book have been carefully crafted to illustrate molecular and protein structures and to entice students further into the world of inorganic chemistry Inorganic Chemistry 5th edition is also accompanied by an extensive companion website, available at www.pearsoned.co.uk/housecroft . This features multiple choice questions and rotatable 3D molecular structures.

Toman's Tuberculosis

Case Detection, Treatment, and Monitoring : Questions and Answers

Author: K. Toman,World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241546034

Category: Medical

Page: 332

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This is the second edition of a reference work aimed at all those concerned with dealing with tuberculosis control in developing countries. The book follows in the tradition of Kurt Toman's original work in this field, with the text set out in a question and answer format, grouped under three headings: case detection; treatment, and monitoring. The threat of tuberculosis is still potent, with two million deaths globally. This new edition, containing contributions from a number of experts in this field, addresses the resurgence of tuberculosis, and the emergence of multidrug-resistant bacilli, and the growth of HIV-infected individuals with tuberculosis, as well as recent scientific developments.

A Low-Cost Approach to PCR

Appropriate Transfer of Biomolecular Techniques

Author: Eva Harris,Nazreen Kadir

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195119266

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 9309

The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a technique used to replicate specific pieces of DNA millions of times, which permits the detection and analysis of minute amounts of nucleic acids. Since its introduction in the late 1980s, this technique has been applied not only in molecular biology research but also in fields as diverse as anthropology, phylogeny, and forensics. However, despite the large impact of PCR, many of its applications remain within the confines of research and the academic environment. Now, in A Low-Cost Approach to PCR: Appropriate Transfer of Biomolecular Techniques, Dr. Eva Harris makes this elegantly simple technique more accessible to researchers, physicians, and laboratory workers throughout the world. She provides a description of the theoretical basis of the technique, the practical details of the method, and the philosophy behind the technology transfer program that she developed over the last ten years. The book serves as a guide for potential users in developing countries and for scientists in developed countries who may wish to work abroad. In addition, the low-cost approach outlined in this book can be useful for high school, undergraduate, or continuing education programs in the United States. While the specific applications of PCR outlined in the book are immediately useful to the study of infectious diseases, the approach presented can be generalized to a number of other technologies and situations. The book will help laboratories in many areas of the world generate information on site for use by physicians, epidemiologists, public health workers, and health policy professionals to develop new strategies for disease control.

Introduction to Nanoscience

Author: Stuart Lindsay

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199544212

Category: Science

Page: 457

View: 9038

Accompanying disc contains Powerpoint slides, animations and texts in various formats.