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Third Dimension, The

Synopsis
One of a series of eight book-and-CD-ROM packages developed for the Open University’s course THE MOLECULAR WORLD (S205), which provides a broad foundation in chemistry by introducing fundamental ideas, principles and techniques. The series also demonstrates the central role of chemistry in science and the importance of a molecular approach in biology and Earth sciences. The interactive multimedia CD-ROMs contain video material and revision questions and exercises.

The book explores the arrangements of atoms in molecules and in different types of solids. Initial chapters describe the common crystal structures and how they are related to close-packed arrangements of ions. Metallic, ionic, molecular and extended covalent crystals are covered; major types of crystal defects are also discussed. The book then introduces isomerism, and explores the stereochemical consequences of the tetrahedral carbon atom. Chirality is also investigated. The book concludes with a Case Study on Liquid Crystals, which describes structures, properties and applications. As visualisation in 3D is an important part of this book, the accompanying CD-ROMs provide video material, interactive questions and exercises using models to aid understanding of crystals, organic molecules and stereochemistry. All necessary programs are provided.
Series
Molecular World, The: Course S205
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2002
Year of production
2002
Subjects
Chemistry
Keywords
crystals; organic molecules; stereochemistry

Distribution Formats

Type
CD-ROM
Format
PC Version
Price
£23.50
Availability
Sale
Year
2002

Production Company

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
NB. As of May 2016 Open University Worldwide are no longer distributing DVDs. They have posted this message on their website: ‘Unfortunately Open University Worldwide Limited has decided that product sales are no longer viable given the reduced funding to Higher Education institutions and diminishing demand for the products we have traditionally stocked. At present the Open University Students Association (OUSA) will continue to sell the "Good Study Guide", and we are in discussion with other possible distributors to continue to make The Open University’s products available for purchase. As soon as we have any information on other channels of distribution we will update this notice’. Some products are still available via second hand dealers on Amazon.co.uk

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Name

Royal Society of Chemistry, Sales & Customer Care

Email
sales@rsc.org
Web
http://www.rsc.org External site opens in new window
Phone
01223 432360
Fax
01223 426017
Address
Thomas Graham House
Science Park
Milton Road
CAMBRIDGE
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