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Chemical Bonding (Oxford Chemistry Primers) [Paperback]

Mark J. Winter
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24 Mar 1994 0198556942 978-0198556947
This short text is intended for first year undergraduates and introduces some concepts of chemical bonding in a clear, descriptive and essentially non-mathematical fashion. This text will find a place alongside textbooks containing more detailed formal coverage and mathematical descriptions. This book could form the basis of a 8-12 lecture introductory course on chemmcal bonding. The book addresses aspects of atomic orbital structure and uses this to develop a discussion of the bonding in diatomic and polyatomic molecules using Lewis dot structures, hybrid orbital, and molecular orbital methods. The prediction of molecular shape is addresses through the VSEPR method.

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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford (24 Mar 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0198556942
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198556947
  • Product Dimensions: 24.6 x 19 x 0.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 209,219 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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succeeds in its aim, of presenting material ... in a logical manner ... The author writes clearly ... Most students will feel comfortable with this concise, well-written book. (D.G. Morris, Chemistry in Britain, January)

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Mark J. Winter is at University of Sheffield.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent supplimentary reading. 2 May 2009
Every first year chemistry undergraduate should own this book. It is inexpensive and provides excellent background reading as well as being an accurate summary of a lot of the inorganic chemistry undertaken in the first year.

Need to know about Hybridization? MO Theory? Need to revise Lewis Structures and electron accountancy? This is your first stop and has all the information you need in.

It's good stuff!

-As a side note, the author is one of my lecturers (University of Sheffield). He is excellent and this book is a great way to get his knowledge to you.
-He also created webelements, home of the internets first periodic table and an excellent source of reliable information.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful book 1 Nov 2013
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Recommended for my course, I used this book a lot to understand key concepts required for my exam. It is very good, if somewhat brief and a bit confusing.
There are some brilliant diagrams, but also some less great ones, although overall I still feel that the good outweighs the bad and I found this book extremely useful.
It does help you get the key ideas about concepts in which the bigger books (Atkins comes to mind) seem to go into too much mathematical detail.
This is helpful for those that just want/need to know what it is that is going on, not the mathematical reason for it.
I still go back to this book for reference, which is a big reason that I like the primers; very focused, clear and concise.
If you are just starting the study of chemistry, I feel this book is very helpful in getting you onto the right path.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant but overpriced 13 Aug 2013
By emma
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Helpful book but over priced for the amount of content. I brought t for an exam, it was definitely very helpful for that, but I don't think I'll use it again. Would recommend getting it from a library on loan but not buying.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very good starting point 3 July 2012
By K
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I am an AS student with a keen interest in chemical bonding. This book has been very useful as a clear and easy to understand foundation to my further research, helping to resolve any issues and clarify any doubts that I have had. I am sure that I will continue to return to this book in the future.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Small, to the point, great stuff 29 Dec 2011
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This book was recommended to me and the people in my Chemistry course for much of the introductory chemistry we are currently doing, by most lecturers (including (modestly) Mark Winter himself).

This book is like it says, about Chemical Bonding, this means it goes over the theory of bonding including why our current theories of bonding are as they are based on atomic structure and then goes over in efficient detail about the different models of bonding we have e.g. Lewis Models, Valence Bond Theory and Molecular Orbital Theory, and also VSEPR which is used to determine the most likely shape of a molecule which then ties in with the other theories.

As you will find that these theories sit well and truly in the realm of inorganic chemistry but basically underpins pretty much ALL Chemistry whether it is physical or organic, so is essential to any person wanting to do Chemistry in any capacity, probably why we are being told to learn it now in my first semester of my first year at university.
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