Updated edition to match the new A level specs taught from September 2015. Written by a very experienced author, examiner and tutor, this updated course companion will help your students develop a thorough understanding of the essential mathematical skills required in A Level Chemistry.
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Supports the core mathematical skills that have an increased relevance and importance in the new A Level Chemistry specifications
Includes new content on the Arrhenius equations, electric charge, Faraday constant and the relationship between energy and frequency
Helps students use the right maths at the right time as an aid to fully understand their A Level Chemistry course
A twopart approach to the book provides a thorough grounding in the maths techniques in part one, with detailed chemical calculations using appropriate maths in part two
Gives practical advice on how to avoid common misunderstandings when using maths in making chemical calculations
Designed to encourage students to engage confidently with maths in their Chemistry course
Students are helped throughout the book with Pointers, Maths Tips, Test Yourself and advice to improve grades across all Chemistry topics that require maths skills
The answers at the back of the book help students check their progress
The material has been mapped against the mathematical requirements criteria for the new A Level Chemistry courses from AQA, Pearson, OCR, WJEC, CCEA, the International Baccalaureate and the Cambridge PreU
Contents:
Introduction
How to use this book
Mathematics
1 Arithmetic and numerical computation
2 Handling data
3 Algebra
4 Graphs
5 Geometry
Chemistry
6 The amount of a substance
7 Balancing and using chemical equations to predict masses
8 Radioactive decay and halflife
9 Percentage yield and atom economy
10 Determining relative atomic mass from relative or percentage abundance
11 Concentrations
12 The ideal gas equation
13 Acidbase titrations
14 Determining empirical and molecular formulae
15 Calculating the formula of a hydrated salt
16 Enthalpy changes and calorimetry
17 Bond enthalpies
18 Rates of reaction
19 The shapes of simple molecules
20 The solubility of compounds in water
21 Oxidation states (or numbers)
22 Redox reactions
23 Electrochemical cells
24 Entropy and free energy change
25 Equilibria
26 Calculations involving pH
27 Analytical techniques
Test yourself answers
Specification map
Index
About the Author:
Stephen Doyle is an experienced Chemistry and Mathematics teacher, examiner and bestselling author with over 30 years' experience. He has taught in both secondary schools and FE colleges and has written and contributed to numerous books and other learning resources.
