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Introduction to Stereochemistry

Chemistry Student Guides


Julie Macpherson, University of Warwick, UK

Series editors:

Dudley Shallcross, University of Bristol, UK

Paul Taylor, University of Leeds, UK

Simon Humphrey, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Addressing a challenging concept in undergraduate chemistry, each book in the Chemistry Student Guides series aims for the reader to achieve a ‘light bulb’ moment. Once a concept is understood, the reader will no longer need to use rote memorisation techniques, but instead will have the confidence to see how the learning can be applied across a range of problems, in order to obtain the correct answers.

Each book received student input so it targets exactly where students struggle. Essential student involvement, combined with high editorial engagement from the Board, means that each title is closely tuned to audience needs. The books can be used as a supplement or alternative to core textbooks, and will also work well as a revision tool during exam time.

Titles in the series:

1: Introduction to Stereochemistry

2: Introduction to Contextual Maths in Chemistry

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Chemistry Student Guides

Introduction to Stereochemistry


Andrew Clark

University of Warwick, UK

Russ Kitson

University of Warwick, UK

Nimesh Mistry

University of Leeds, UK


Paul Taylor

University of Leeds, UK

with student co-authors

Matthew Taylor

University of Warwick, UK

Michael Lloyd

Imperial College London, UK


Caroline Akamune

University of Warwick, UK


Chemistry Student Guides, No. 1

Print ISBN: 978-1-78801-315-4

EPUB ISBN: 978-1-83916-182-7

Print ISSN: 2632-9867

Electronic ISSN: 2632-9875

A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library.

© Andrew Clark, Russ Kitson, Nimesh Mistry, Paul Taylor, Matthew Taylor, Michael Lloyd and Caroline Akamune 2021

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