More than an Introduction to Chemistry

more than an introduction to chemistry

The Art of Chemistry – no previous experience required – is more than an introduction to chemistry. It provides you with a comprehensive, concise, and authoritative initiation into the core concepts of chemistry and its critical connections with physics and biology.


Select one of the hexagons to display information here.

Note: Look Inside and Purchase open in a new page.

target audience about the author purchase - opens in new page look inside - opens in new page technical accuracy genuinely unique book specifications

target audience

Suitable for all ages from young adults. This book is for you if:

  • You want to help with a young person's education
  • You want to relearn forgotten teachings
  • You wish to expand your scientific knowledge
  • You're curious about chemistry but don't know where to start (as I was)
  • You want a comprehensive science reference
  • You're a science student craving a broader understanding
  • You're an educator wanting an additional lesson design resource

More information here

about the author

Kevin Fisher

I was born in London and live in Swindon, Wiltshire, with my wife.

I left school aged 16 for a four-year apprenticeship with the Ministry of Defence, from which I obtained a Higher National Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

On leaving the MOD, I joined a multinational Information Technology corporation where, in a career spanning 30 years, I held numerous senior management positions in multiple technical roles.

technical accuracy

Proofread over a two-year period by five people:

  • Rosemary Carrigan (BSc., PGCE)
  • Nichola-Jane Iddon (B.A. Cantab)
  • Peter Morgan (BSc.)
  • Steve Sutton (BSc.)
  • Prof Anthony W. Parker (FRSC - Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry)

genuinely unique

  1. It is the product of the author’s chemistry initiation
  2. Not a lightweight overview. A book that drives deep into the science
  3. Subjects start at a foundation level. No topic familiarity assumptions
  4. Most pages include a full-colour pictorial guide
  5. Over 3,000 indexed terms and a 365 definitions glossary
  6. Four levels of chapter nesting. Specific subject headings
  7. Page headers on every page
  8. Most subjects are completed on one page
  9. An explanation of each concept occurs at the point of introduction
  10. Additional relevant information in 234 trivia boxes

book specifications

"As a chemistry novice, I could not find a single book with the right scope, detail, and format for my needs. So, I embarked on an eight-year journey of self-learning and wrote my own.

"The result is not a lightweight introductory overview but a book that dives deep into the science.

"It embraces all the essential subjects without hindering any chapter's content with a compulsion to follow an exam agenda.

"And, because it is the product of my initiation into the science of chemistry, I can genuinely state that the reader requires no previous chemistry experience."

- Kevin Fisher
all diagrams on this website are extracted from the Art of Chemistry – no previous experience required; they are the copyright of Kevin Fisher

More than an Introduction to Chemistry


  1. Matter
  2. The Periodic Table of the Elements
  3. Chemical Reactions
  4. Quantification of Elementary Entities
  5. Mixtures and Solutions
  6. Quantification of Gases
  7. Thermodynamics
  8. Acids and Bases
  9. Electrochemistry
  10. Organic Chemistry
  11. Biochemistry
  12. A Roundup of the Elements
more than an introduction to chemistry book - the Periodic Table of the Elements
the Periodic Table of the Elements
more than an introduction to chemistry - purchase
go to the purchase page to order a copy

The Art of Chemistry – no previous experience required – is printed by BookPrintingUK

Photos purchased from istockphoto.com

Additional printing, such as posters and bookmark, printed by Pixartprinting