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Instant Notes in Inorganic Chemistry


Series: Instant Notes

By: P A Cox

261 pages, Figs, tabs

BIOS Scientific Publishers

Paperback | Dec 2004 | Edition: 2 | #148861 | ISBN: 1859962890
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Instant Notes in Inorganic Chemistry , Second Edition has been fully updated and new material added on recent developments in noble-gas chemistry and the synthesis, reactions and characterisation of inorganic compounds. New chapters cover the classification of inorganic reaction types concentrating on those useful in synthesis; techniques used in characterising compounds, including elemental analysis; spectroscopic methods (IR, NMR) and structure determination by X-ray crystallography; and the factors involved in choosing appropriate solvents for synthetic reactions. The new edition continues to provide concise, comprehensive coverage of inorganic chemistry at an undergraduate level, offering easy access to all important areas of inorganic chemistry in a format which is ideal for learning and rapid revision.

The book is a distillation of many of the key points covered in undergraduate chemistry texts."
vol 7, no 12
-E-Streams, December 2004
..." A brief and very readable overview of most of the major concepts covered in inorganic chemistry textbook..""
Vol. 82 No. 2
-Journal of Chemical Education, February 2005


Section A: Atomic Structure The nuclear atom. Atomic orbitals. Many-electron atoms. The periodic table. Trends in atomic properties. Section B: Introduction to Inorganic Substances. Electronegativity and bond type. Chemical periodicity. Stability and reactivity. Oxidation and reduction. Describing inorganic compounds. Inorganic reactions and synthesis. Methods of Characterization. Secton C: Structure and Bonding in Molecules Electron pair bonds. Molecular shapes: VSEPR. Molecular symmetry and point groups. Molecular orbitals: homonuclear diatomics. Molecular orbitals: heteronuclear diatomics. Molecular orbitals: polyatomics. Rings and clusters. Bond strengths. Lewis acids and bases. Molecules in condensed phases. Section D: Structure and Bonding in Solids Introduction to solids. Element structures. Binary compounds: simple structures. Binary compounds: factors influencing structure. More complex solids. Lattice energies. Electrical and optical properties. Section E: Chemistry in Solution Solvent types and properties. Bronsted acids and bases. Complex formation. Solubility of ionic substances. Electrode potentials. Solvents in synthesis of solids. Section F: Chemistry of Non-metals Introduction to nonmetals. Hydrogen. Boron. Carbon, silicon and germanium. Nitrogen. Phosphorus, arsenic and antimony. Oxygen. Sulfur, selenium and tellurium. Halogens. Noble gases. Section G: Chemistry of Non-transition Metals. Introduction to non-transition metals. Group 1: alkali metals. Group 2: alkaline earths. Group 12: zinc, cadmium and mercury. Group 13: aluminum to thallium. Group 14: tin and lead. Section H: Chemistry of Transition Metals. Introduction to transition metals. Ligand field theory. 3d series: aqueous ions. 3d series: solid compounds. 4d and 5d series. Complexes: structure and isomerism. Complexes: kinetics and mechanism. Complexes: electronic spectra and magnetism. Complexes: pi acceptor ligands. Organometallic compounds. Section I: Lanthandines and Actinides. Lanthanum and the lanthanides. Actinium and the actinides. Section J: Environmental, Biological and Industrial Aspects. Origin and abundance of the elements. Geochemistry. Bioinorganic chemistry. Industrial chemistry: bulk inorganic chemicals. Industrial chemistry: catalysts. Environmental cycling and pollution.

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