Comprehensive Chemistry

  • Provide knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the scientific methods.
  • Make the subject interesting and motivating through designing activities for students to enhance their understanding of the subject and not just a collection of facts to be learnt by rote.
  • Create the awareness of the inter-relationship between chemistry and the other disciplines of science.
  • Encourage chemistry project work in the schools.
  • Salient Features
    • Divided into 59 units covering basics of all the disciplines of chemistry such as inorganic, organic, physical and analytical chemistry.
    • The text is attractively illustrated with clear and fully labelled diagrams to aid quick understanding.
    • A wide range of activities have been suggested to motivate the students to develop practical skills.
    • A summary of important terms and concepts has been given in each unit for quick revision.
    • Each unit ends with a set of Multiple Choice Questions and Discussion Questions.


1. Chemistry as a Discipline
2. Measurement of Physical Quantities
3. Basic Safety Laboratory Practices
4. Particulate Nature of Matter
5. Structure of Atom
6. Periodicity
7. Interatomic Bonding
8. Intermolecular Bonding
9. Hybridization and Shapes of Molecules
10. Carbon-12 Scale
11. Solutions
12. Stoichiometry and ChemicalEquations
13. Nuclear Chemistry
14. Solids and Liquids
15. Kinetic Molecular Model, Gases and Their Properties
16. Energy Changes in Physical and Chemical Processes
17. Energy Cycles and Bond Enthalpies
18. Periodic Chemistry
19. Transition Chemistry
20. Rate of Reactions
21. Equilibrium
22. The Concepts and Properties of Acids and Bases
23. Acid-Base Titrations
24. Classification of Acids and Bases
25. Concept of Phand Poh
26. Buffer Solutions
27. Acid-Base Indicators
28. Solubility of Substances
29. Salts and Chemicals from Salt
30. Oxidation-Reduction Processes and Oxidising-Reducing Agents
31. Balancing Redox Reactions
32. Redox Titrations
33. Electrochemical Cells
34. Electrolytic Cells
35. Corrosion of Metals
36. Bonding in Carbon
37. Classification of Organic Compounds
38. Identification of Elements in Organic Compounds
39. Separation and Purification of Organic Compounds
40. Alkanes
41. Alkenes
42. Alkynes
43. Benzene
44. Alkanols
45. Carbonyl Compounds
46. Alkanoic Acid
47. Alkanoic Acid Derivatives:Amides
48. Alkanoic Acid Derivatives: Alkylalkanoate (Esters)
49. Chemical Industry
50. Extraction of Metals
51. Extraction of Crude Oil and Petroleum Processing
52. Environmental Pollution
53. Biotechnology
54. Glass and Its Uses
55. Cement and Its Uses
56. Proteins
57. Carbohydrates
58. Fats and Oils
59. Synthetic Polymers