Chemistry³: Introducing inorganic, organic and physical chemistry (4th edition)
Chemistry³: Introducing inorganic, organic and physical chemistry (4th edition)
  • The most approachable and engaging introduction to chemistry available.
  • Chemistry³ spans all three strands of chemistry - organic, inorganic and physical - to provide unrivalled coverage across the full breadth of the field.
  • The author team comprises organic, inorganic and physical chemists, together with chemistry educators, ensuring the text is approachable and engaging while being uniformly authoritative throughout.
  • Its carefully-layered approach builds on students' prior knowledge to bridge the gap between school and university-level chemistry, providing them with a firm understanding of the fundamental principles on which they can build later studies.
  • Context boxes and photographs throughout the book highlight examples of chemistry in our everyday lives, engaging students and reminding them of the central role that chemistry plays in our society.
  • The structured maths support helps students get to grips with the often daunting - yet essential - mathematical element of chemistry.
  • Cross-references highlight the connections between each strand of chemistry to help students develop an understanding of the subject as a whole.
  • Questions at the end of each chapter encourage students to cement what they have learnt, and challenge them to go further in their thinking around the topic.
  • Chemistry³ is supported by a full teaching and learning multi-media package including interactive animations of molecular structures, and screencasts in which authors talk through selected examples and key reaction mechanisms step-by-step, clearly linking theory to practice.
  • Also available as an ebook enhanced with self-assessment activities and multi-media content to offer a fully immersive experience and extra learning support.

New to this Edition:

  • An increased focus throughout on active learning and problem-solving skills
  • New 'Now you try' exercises follow worked examples to embed problem-solving skills
  • New and updated figures better illustrate and communicate key concepts
  • Updated examples of applications that illustrate chemical principles
  • Enhanced explanations added to clarify some of the more challenging reaction mechanisms
  • Opening chapter thoroughly revised to provide a clear and accessible bridge between school- and university-level study
  • New and updated digital resources include over 100 new videos and new online maths problems
  • New lecturer resources include open-ended and challenging workshop activities for use in class
  • Access to the e-book is included with every print copy purchased

Chemistry is widely considered to be the central science: it encompasses concepts on which all other branches of science are developed. Yet, for many students entering university, gaining a firm grounding in chemistry is a real challenge. Chemistry³ responds to this challenge, providing students with a full understanding of the fundamental principles of chemistry on which to build later studies.
Uniquely amongst the introductory chemistry texts currently available, Chemistry³'s author team brings together experts in each of organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry with specialists in chemistry education to provide balanced coverage of the fundamentals of chemistry in a way that students both enjoy and understand.
The result is a text that builds on what students know already from school and tackles their misunderstandings and misconceptions, thereby providing a seamless transition from school to undergraduate study. Written with unrivalled clarity, students are encouraged to engage with the text and appreciate the central role that chemistry plays in our lives through the unique use of real-world context and photographs.
Chemistry³ tackles head-on two issues pervading chemistry education: students' mathematical skills, and their ability to see the subject as a single, unified discipline. Instead of avoiding the maths, Chemistry³ provides structured support, in the form of careful explanations, reminders of key mathematical concepts, step-by-step calculations in worked examples, and a Maths Toolkit, to help students get to grips with the essential mathematical element of chemistry. Frequent cross-references highlight the connections between each strand of chemistry and explain the relationship between the topics, so students can develop an understanding of the subject as a whole.


2:The language of organic chemistry
3:Atomic structure and properties
4:Diatomic molecules
5:Polyatomic molecules
7:Acids and bases
9:Reaction kinetics
10:Molecular spectroscopy
11:Analytical chemistry
12:Molecular characterization
13:Energy and thermochemistry
14:Entropy and Gibbs energy
15:Chemical equilibrium
17:Phase equilibrium and solutions
18:Isomerism and stereochemistry
19:Organic reaction mechanisms
21:Alkenes and alkynes
22:Benzene and other aromatic compounds
23:Aldehydes and ketones
24:Carboxylic acids and derivatives
26:s-Block chemistry
27:p-Block chemistry
28:d-Block chemistry
Maths Toolkit
Appendix 1: Abbreviations and symbols for quantities and units
Appendix 2: Representing reactions
Appendix 3: Preparation and reactions of alcohols and amines
Appendix 4: Organic oxidation and reduction reactions
Appendix 5: Properties of the elements
Appendix 6: Electronic configurations of the elements and some important ions
Appendix 7: Thermodynamic data for organic and inorganic compounds
Appendix 8: Ionic, atomic and van der Waals radii for selected elements
Appendix 9: Acidity constants
Appendix 10: Bond lengths and bond enthalpies
Appendix 11: Electromagnetic spectrum


Andrew Burrows is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Bath. He completed his first degree and doctorate at the University of Oxford and worked in Strasbourg and Imperial College London before moving to Bath, where he is currently Head of Department. He has taught many aspects of inorganic chemistry, though his current courses focus on s- and d-block chemistry. His research interests are in porous materials such as metal-organic frameworks and he has published over 160 papers.
John Holman is Emeritus Professor in the Chemistry Department at the University of York, Past-President of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2016-2018), and Senior Adviser in Education at the Gatsby Foundation. He was the Founding Director of the National Science Learning Centre from 2004 until September 2010, and adviser to the English government as National Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Director from 2006 until September 2010. He has taught learners of chemistry at both school and undergraduate level, has created curricula and written books for science learners up to and including undergraduates, and was the founding director of the Salters Advanced Chemistry programme. In 2014 he was named by the Science Council as one of the 100 leading practising and inspirational UK scientists and in the same year won the Royal Society of Chemistry's Lord Lewis Award and the Royal Society's Kavli Education Award. In 2010 he was knighted by the Queen for services to education.

Simon Lancaster has taught Chemistry at the University of East Anglia since his appointment as a lecturer in 2000. He won a National Teaching Fellowship and an RSC Higher Education Teaching Award in 2013 for 'blurring the boundaries between the internet and the lecture theatre'. Simon was promoted to a chair in Chemistry Education in 2014. He was selected as one of RSC's 175 face of diversity in 2016 and championed inclusion and diversity as President of the Education Division Council from 2017-2020. He is a passionate advocate for active learning, in demand as a keynote speaker well beyond the chemistry arena. He has led UEA's chemistry provision as Director of Learning and Teaching since 2015 and has accelerated their implementation of blended learning in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Tina Overton has been Professor of Chemistry Education at the University of Hull and Monash University and was Director of the University of Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence. She has published widely in chemistry education and science education research and is the author of several textbooks. Tina has been awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry's Higher Education Teaching Award, Tertiary Education Award, and Nyholm Prize, and the Royal Australian Chemistry Institute's Fensham Medal. She is a National Teaching Fellow and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Andy Parsons
is a Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of York. His teaching has been recognised by a Royal Society of Chemistry Higher Education Teaching Award. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and, in 2018, was awarded a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship by the HEA in recognition of his inspirational and innovative approaches to teaching. In 2017, he delivered a first ever University of York MOOC, called Exploring Everyday Chemistry, which has attracted over 20,000 learners from more than 140 countries.
Gwen Pilling is a former Fellow in the Department of Chemistry and member of the Science Education Group at the University of York, with experience of teaching chemistry at both secondary school and undergraduate level. She was Director of the Salters Advanced Chemistry Project and Chief Examiner for the OCR Chemistry AS and A Level Examinations from 1992 to 2002. Her main areas of interests were curriculum development in chemistry in the post-16 school age group, supporting teachers through curriculum change, the interface between secondary and tertiary education, and context-led courses in higher education.
Gareth Price graduated from the University of Bath with 1st class Honours and a PhD in Physical Chemistry. After postdoctoral research in Toronto, Canada, he was appointed to a lectureship in chemistry at City University, London in 1986 and moved to the University of Bath in 1988 were he was promoted to Professor in 2009. In 2019 he joined Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi as Professor and Chair of Chemistry. As well as Chemical Education, Gareth has research interests in the synthesis, characterisation and application of new polymers and nanoparticles. Outside the University he has been involved in the accreditation of degree programmes with the Royal Society of Chemistry where he was also elected President of the Education Division.

Review from previous edition 
"It is a great textbook for first year courses with really good use of visual aids and excellent provision of worked examples to illustrate the concepts and their applications. It is a perfect transition from A-Level to Higher Education Chemistry." - Dr Rossana Wright, University of Nottingham

"Chemistry3 is the best introductory chemistry textbook currently available. It is well written, excels in clarity of presentation, and is an outstanding book from the student learning perspective. All of the concepts covered are well explained and supported by excellent artwork. This is a book that all first and second year chemistry undergraduates should have." - Dr Gareth Owen, University of South Wales

"This is an exemplar modern chemistry resource with a very rounded pedagogical approach to engaging students and supporting staff in delivering key chemical concepts and supporting facts. It is a one stop shop for mainstream chemistry fundamentals." - Dr Loretta M. Murphy, Bangor University

"A fantastic all-round reference for university-level chemistry. It is a perfect way to bridge between school and university." - Adam Stubbs, student at Newcastle University

"Chemistry3 is the best university chemistry text book for first and second year science students. It is comprehensive and contains all the fundamentals for chemists to know- from analytical to organic chemistry. It is also a student friendly book with tons of pictures and applications of chemistry in the real world." - Christian Nichol J. Geronimo, student at Dublin Institute of Technology

"This material is fantastic and should be used alongside courses. The level of detail is exactly right for undergraduate courses and the colour coding of the boxes for worked examples and summaries make them really easy to find. There are lots of questions for you to have a go at which makes it easy to practice the new skills the book is helping to teach." - Rebecca Snelgrove, student at Keele University

"Plenty of facts and figures are scattered throughout the text which makes reading not solely an educational, but also a fun activity. The examples of real life chemistry applications maintain the connection between theory and practice. The interdisciplinary approach provides a broader chemical understanding while not losing the comprehensiveness of the book. In short, a good all-in-one textbook for first-year students in chemistry." - Jelte van der Valk, student at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands

"The topics are very thoroughly explained and are at exactly the right level for the student. There are many great examples illustrating the topics. It is a great book to read and study from as a student starting university. This is definitely a book I would buy, read and return to, when I needed an explanation for some basic chemistry." - Michelle Rasmussen, student at the University of Roskilde, Denmark


ISBN : 9780198829980

Andrew Burrows; John Holman; Simon Lancaster; Tina Overton; Andrew Parsons; Gwen Pilling; Gareth Price
1440 ページ
219 x 279 mm





Chemistry³: Introducing inorganic, organic and physical chemistry (4th edition)

Chemistry³: Introducing inorganic, organic and physical chemistry (4th edition)

Chemistry³: Introducing inorganic, organic and physical chemistry (4th edition)