This book explains what chemical reactions are, what elements, atoms and molecules are and what happens to them during chemical reactions. It explains what acids and alkalis are and how they neutralise each other, as well as their effect on substances such as metals. The book looks at how fossil fuels were formed, as well as describing the the chemical reactions that happen when we burn them. The book ends with a look at the new materials and fuels that chemists are developing.
Nigel Saunders is Head of Science at Harrogate High School in North Yorkshire and teaches Chemistry, Physics and Biology.