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Inorganic Chemistry

Written by an experienced and research-active author team, the unique three part structure of this text provides comprehensive coverage of inorganic chemistry from fundamental theory through to cutting-edge interdisciplinary research, making this text the ideal companion for the duration of a student's degree
A comprehensive pedagogical framework is provided to support students, including 'notes on good practice', 'brief illustrations', 'context boxes', and 'key points'
Numerous worked examples, self-test questions, exercises, and tutorial problems encourage students to develop vital problem-solving skills
The artwork, which has been extensively refreshed for this edition, illustrates the impressive diversity of inorganic compounds and enables students to truly visualise the subject
The book is accompanied by a comprehensive Online Resource Centre, which includes videos of chemical reactions, answers to exercises from the book, web links, and other useful resources for both students and lecturers

By: Mark Weller (Author), Tina Overton (Author), Jonathan Rourke (Author), Fraser Armstrong (Author), Peter Atkins (Author)

912 pages, illustrations

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Jan 2014 | Edition: 6 | #207468 | ISBN-13: 9780199641826
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About this book

Leading the reader from the fundamental principles of inorganic chemistry, right through to cutting-edge research at the forefront of the subject, Inorganic Chemistry, Sixth Edition is the ideal course companion for the duration of a student's degree.

The authors have drawn upon their extensive teaching and research experience in updating this established text; the sixth edition retains the much-praised clarity of style and layout from previous editions, while offering an enhanced Frontiers section. Exciting new applications of inorganic chemistry have been added to this section, in particular relating to materials chemistry and medicine. This edition also sees a greater use of learning features to provide students with all the support they need for their studies.

Providing comprehensive coverage of inorganic chemistry, while placing it in context, this text will enable the reader to fully master this important subject.

New to this edition:
- A completely new chapter on inorganic chemistry in medicine expands upon the biological inorganic chemistry previously included.
- Substantial changes to the Foundations section have been made, with clearer descriptions of many introductory topics and the inclusion of more descriptive transition metal chemistry.
- More self-test questions have been added, to enable students to check their understanding of key concepts.
- The text is augmented by a wider range of innovative online resources, with structures and figures from the book linked to resources on
- More cross references have been added in order to help students make connections between core topics

"The sixth edition builds on the exemplary standards set in earlier editions. The text is beautifully laid out and makes use of a variety of excellent pedagogical features. The writing style is excellent; the text has a mature and refined but highly readable tone."
– Dr Simon Lancaster, University of East Anglia

"Outperforms any other modern inorganic text I have encountered."
– Dr Andrew Marr, Queen's University Belfast

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Inorganic Chemistry

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1: Atomic structure
2: Molecular structure and bonding
3: The structures of simple solids
4: Acids and bases
5: Oxidation and reduction
6: Molecular symmetry
7: An introduction to coordination compounds
8: Physical techniques in inorganic chemistry

The elements and their compounds
9: Periodic trends
10: Hydrogen
11: The Group 1 elements
12: The Group 2 elements
13: The Group 13 elements
14: The Group 14 elements
15: The Group 15 elements
16: The Group 16 elements
17: The Group 17 elements
18: The Group 18 elements
19: The d-block elements
20: d-Metal complexes: electronic structure and properties
21: Coordination chemistry: reactions of complexes
22: d-Metal organometallic chemistry
23: The f-block elements

24: Materials chemistry and nanomaterials
25: Catalysis
26: Biological inorganic chemistry
27: Inorganic chemistry in medicine

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The author team comprises chemical educators and researchers who are at the cutting edge of their fields, and who are perfectly placed to write a text that is accessible to students, uniformly authoritative and up-to-date in its coverage: Professor Mark Weller: Chair of Energy Materials, University of Bath Professor Tina Overton: Professor of Chemistry Education, University of Hull Dr Jonathan Rourke: Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Warwick Professor Fraser Armstrong: Professor of Chemistry, University of Oxford Professor Peter Atkins: Fellow of Lincoln College, University of Oxford

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