About the author
About this book/To the teacher/To the student
Materials: living in a world of materials
Why do we use what we do?
Properties make the difference
Where do these materials come from>
Moving apart?separating substances
In the beginning...
Atoms?similar yet different?
Elements?what's the difference?
Abundance of elements of the Earth
Using materials?looking at properties
Organising elements?the Periodic Table
Coming together?elemants making compounds
What determines properties?
What's in a name?
Using things up?keeping track of atoms
Using and recycling aluminium?an example
Making the aluminium can
How much? Chemical quantities!
Avoiding waste?green chemistry
Water: a unique material
Water is everywhere
Ice and Water?the density of phenomenon
Water?a shapely molecule
Molecules in liquid water and ice
Water going places in plants
Froom roots to leaves
Blood is thicker than water
Dissolving inorganic salts and ions
Water of crystallisation
Dissolving inorganic molecules
Dissolving gases?Carbon dioxide
Dissolving by reacting
Effects of solutes upon melting and boiling points of water
Getting things in and out of cells
A word of warning
Guidelines for drinking water quality
The water cycle
Water?good enough to drink?
Why does the aluminium hydroxide from a precipiate
Balancing the treatment
To add flouride?
Water hard or soft?
Investigating water hardness
Bottled water or tap?
Types of bottled water
Looking after our water supplies
How can water practices on the land affect what happens in the sea?
Increased concentration of suspended particles
Increased inorganic nutrients
Increased organic matericals
Increased heavy metals
Monitoring water quality
Total dissolved solids tests
Dissolved oxygen tests
Biochemical oxygen demand test
Heavy metal tests
Transport: a necessary evil
The reciporcating internal combustion engine
Main systems of the engine?fuel and ignition
The ignition system
Turning chemical energy into mechanical energy
Fuels and energy
What a wonderful energy source petrol is?or is it?
What is petrol and where do we get it?
Improving petrol's properties
Petrol is polluting
Photochemical smog and acid rain
What can we do?
Cars, metals and corrosion
Air:something we all share
The composition of air?what we really breathe
Take a breath
Investigating gases of the air
The heat is on
Calculating how much
Mixtures of gases
Structure of the atmosphere
Main pollutants in our air
National air quality standards
Monitoring air quality
Ozone?the good and the bad
Ozone in the stratosphere?here today, gone tomorrow
A closer look at the ozone hole
Ozone in the streets?here to stay?
Global warming?a hot topic
Earth's energy balance
Living in a greenhouse
Calculating carbon dioxide
Classifying substances and exploring atoms
1.1 Solids, liquids and gases
1.2 Particle nature of matter
1.3 Mixtures and pure substances
1.4 Elements and compounds
1.5 Atoms and molecules
1.6 Symbols for elements
1.8 Molecules of elements
1.9 Separating mixtures
1.10 An atom?a nucleus and as electron cloud
1.11 Some simple atoms
1.12 Atomic number and mass number
1.14 Relative atom mass
1.15 Physical and chemical changes
1.16 Metals and non?metals
1.17 The Periodic Table
1.18 Electron arrangements in atoms
1.19 Stable electron configurations
1.20 The Periodic Table and electron configuration
Mainly about compounds
Meets all requirements of the Queensland chemistry syllabus
The book includes a condensed version of Roland Smith's Exploring Chemistry as a means of providing basic chemistry principles which students can refer to while completing the 'chemistry in context' options
Includes four popular contexts
Includes a student CD-ROM, featuring an electronic version of the text plus a range of extra resources
Eight of the most popular options have been addressed by this book, providing the teacher and student with material for both Year 11 and Year 12
Chemistry in Use Book 1 is supported by a comprehensive Teacher Resource CD-ROM available to be purchased separately