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Collins Advanced Science - Chemistry [Paperback]

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Book Description

20 May 2008 0007267479 978-0007267477 Third edition

Building on the success of the second edition, this truly accessible textbook comprehensively covers the 2008 AS and A2 level Chemistry specifications for all the main UK exam boards.The book also has a companion website which is free to book users providing extra resources.

Written by authors with many years’ experience of teaching, examining and writing, this is an ideal resource for class or independent study.

The book includes the following features:

• How Science Works feature boxes focus on this key element of the new specifications.

• Stretch and Challenge boxes challenge more able students, enabling them to achieve the highest grades.

• Science in Context boxes encourage students to relate their learning to the world around them.

• Summaries at the end of every chapter help students with revision.

• Test Yourself questions throughout the text enable students to monitor their own progress in preparation for their exams.

• Remember This boxes highlight the key facts.

The website provides the following additional resources:

• Practice questions (and answers) allow students to test their understanding of the material just covered.

• How Science Works assignments allow students to prepare for the How Science Works element of the new AS and A2 Chemistry exams.

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  • Paperback: 624 pages
  • Publisher: Collins Educational; Third edition edition (20 May 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007267479
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007267477
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 28.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,971 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Reviews of the first edition:

"The layout and referencing make it extremely easy to follow, and the margin questions are superb. This book stands on a pinnacle."
Times Educational Supplement

"The authors have gone to great lengths to make the book as approachable and accessible as possible."
Education in Chemistry

"This is a text that gives a lot of support. …it provides a wide variety of learning routes that will appeal to a large number of students."
School Science Review

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New for the 2008 specification, accessible and comprehensive support for AS and A2 Chemistry all in one book for all major exam boards

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good 12 May 2003
This book is great for those of you who are starting the A Level course. Its easy to understand and provides ample background information.
However it doesn't go into 'excessive' detail, which can be a problem when if you are studying at home and not at college. I would advice buying another book along with this book.
The book itself is very appealing, the books and constant 'did you know' boxes which make chemistry revelant to our daily lives. Something the exam board hasn't learnt.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Caters for all your chemistry needs 23 Feb 1999
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An A level text book of the highest calibre , this book covers all neccassary topics with particular reference to practical experiments and industrial practices. Although this book could be considered light on pages and carries a hefty price tag I have found no better course companion. The information is presented in a lively and interesting manner making even the most boring of topics a palatable chemistry experience.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good clear text book for A-level etc. 29 Sep 2008
This book, by current standards is a large book for A-level Chemistry. It is a very attractive, well illustrated book that takes nothing for granted. For those with a weak knowledge of GCSE chemistry, many of the topics are explained from scratch.

Each chapter has a collection of questions, many taken from past papers and the answers appear at the end of the book. The book is quite old now, so I don't know how it fits in with current A-level exams. It does however explain things much better than some of the really skimpy texts currently on offer.

It could also be used during the first year of University for a course requiring some Chemistry, where a revision of Chemistry is required.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good GAMSAT preparation 1 Mar 2012
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I'm a non-science graduate preparing to take the GAMSAT entry test for medical school, which requires candidates to learn core topics of chemistry (as well as physics and biology). At approximately 600 pages, this textbook can seem a little daunting. However, each topic is written in a clear manner and there are lots of helpful diagrams along the way. It's a great resource for someone learning about Chemistry at this level for the first time. I would definitely recommend this for people preparing to take the GAMSAT.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent content but lamentable quality! 29 Dec 2011
Collins Advanced Science - Chemistry is a useful chemistry primer, written in a practical way which makes at least some of the drier aspects of the science easier to get to grips with. However, like so many modern science volumes the facts are there but the grammar isn't. In the first couple of chapters alone there are several naive errors of the English language and I don't believe this is acceptable, simply because the message to be got across is scientific.

Furthermore, the book itself is of extremely poor quality. I have dipped into it five times now for a total of less than an hour and already the front cover is delaminating. Again not acceptable for a book that is intended for the rigors of a student's thumb and briefcase.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PGCE Bible 3 July 2009
Starting a PGCE course in September and was looking for a book to refresh my basic chemistry knowledge, was recommended this book by the Head of Science in a local school. First impressions are very positive, the book has an excellent layout making it easy to read and covers all the key topics in sufficient detail. Only time will tell whether this book stands the test of time once I am actually teaching.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really useful 21 May 2014
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I purchased this for an Access to Medicine course I am on and it is really good. Explains things simply and clearly. Gives good examples and the test questions throughout each chapter really help confirm yo have understood the concepts. Highly recommended for anyone studying at AS/A2/Level 3 level.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Chemistry Collins 20 Sep 2013
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Really good all purpose course textbook for A levels. Recommended for WJEC exam board, and pretty much the go resource.
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