This week, our Resource List of the Week concentrates on Chemistry. Before starting, let’s give a definition of the topic.
What is Chemistry?
According to Live Science,
“Chemistry is the study of matter, its properties, how and why substances combine or separate to form other substances.”
To better understand the topic, we suggest you read the following titles.
1. What is Chemistry – Peter Atkins
This book has a unique view on chemistry. Firstly, it explains the subject’s central concepts and outlines how it contributes not only towards our material comfort but also to human culture. Secondly, the title explains how chemistry provides the infrastructure that interlinks the world through the chemical industry, the fuels of heating, power generation, and transport, as well as the fabrics of our clothing and furnishings.
2. Chemical Reactions and Chemical Reactors – George Roberts
This title provides students with a complete coverage of the discipline fundamentals. Firstly, it includes an in-depth coverage of chemical kinetics. Secondly, it introduces heterogeneous chemistry which gives students the knowledge to solve real chemistry and industrial problems. With an emphasis on problem–solving and numerical techniques, the book ensures students learn and practice the skills they will need for their degree and career.
3. Inorganic Chemistry – Catherine Housecroft
This book gives a comprehensive introduction to core physical-inorganic principles. This widely respected and internationally renowned textbook introduces the chemical elements. As well as this, it explains the role played by inorganic chemistry in our everyday lives. Additionally, it shows an abundance of three-dimensional molecular and protein diagrams that bring to life the world of inorganic chemistry.
4. Organic Chemistry – William Brown
This title gives explanations about chemical reactions and their related mechanisms. Firstly, the book explores the similarities between different reactions, by looking at four different features: breaking a bond, making a new bond, adding a proton, and taking a proton away. Secondly, the title offers numerous biological examples for premed students, unique roadmap problems, a wide range of in-text learning tools, and accompanying videos.
5. Human Physiology – Richard Pocock
Human Physiology provides clear explanations on the principles that govern the body’s physiological processes. The human body is a complicated machine, governed by the laws of physics and chemistry. By understanding its physiology – how it performs its varied functions – it is possible to build strategies for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. This is the ideal addition to any reading list, for students who need a reliable resource about this decline, human biology and biomedical science.
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