Chemical Bonding (2nd Revised edition)

ISBN : 9780198700951

Mark J. Winter
128 Pages
189 x 246 mm
Pub date
Apr 2016
Oxford Chemistry Primers


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  • Focused introductions are designed to give students an in-depth understanding of a diverse range of important topics in modern chemistry.
  • Examples and applications presented throughout help students to see the relevance of the subject to current research and industry.
  • Frequent diagrams, margin notes, and glossary definitions support students in their learning.
  • Questions at the end of every chapter and interactive online questions encourage active learning and promote deep understanding.

New to this Edition:

  • Glossary of definitions to help students get to grips with the key terminology
  • Online Resource Centre, with interactive questions for students, and downloadable figures for instructors
  • Inclusion of new material on metallic and ionic bonding

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. 
The learning features provided, including questions at the end of every chapter and online multiple-choice questions, encourage active learning and promote understanding. Furthermore, frequent diagrams, margin notes, and glossary definitions all help to enhance a student's understanding of these essential areas of chemistry.
Chemical Bonding gives a clear and succinct explanation of this fundamental topic, which underlies the structure and reactivity of all molecules, and therefore the subject of chemistry itself. Little prior knowledge or mathematical ability is assumed, making this the perfect text to introduce students to the subject.


1: Simple bonding schemes
2: Atomic Structure
3: Diatomic molecules
4: Molecular geometry: VSEPR
5: Hybrid orbital description of bonding
6: The molecular orbital approach and polyatomic molecules

About the author: 

Mark J. Winter, Professor of Chemistry, The University of Sheffield

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