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Inorganic Chemistry

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By: Peter Atkins(Author), Tina Overton(Author), Jonathan Rourke(Author), Mark Weller(Author), Fraser Armstrong(Author)
864 pages, colour & b/w illustrations
Inorganic Chemistry
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  • Inorganic Chemistry ISBN: 9780199236176 Edition: 5 Paperback Nov 2009 Out of Print #183150
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About this book

With the same broad coverage as its predecessors, the fifth edition extends from the foundational concepts of inorganic chemistry to the forefront of contemporary research. The chapters cover materials science, nanotechnology, catalysis, and biological inorganic chemistry, and have been fully updated to reflect advances in these key areas of contemporary research and industrial application. Further, examples throughout show the relevance of inorganic chemistry to real-life situations, to encourage students to engage fully with the subject.

Inorganic chemistry spans a huge range of elements, whose characteristic similarities and differences students must be familiar with. This book rises to this challenge by setting out the key trends exhibited within the periodic table, and by the elements comprising each Group. These trends and behaviours are illuminated with illustrative examples, placing the content in a clear, relevant context.

The Online Resource Centre contains 3D rotating molecular models, illustrations from the book in electronic format, web links, and additional questions. A solutions manual is available at no cost to adopters.

New to this edition:
- The introduction of a new chapter on periodic trends provides an accessible outline for students of the major trends exhibited by the chemical elements, before the descriptive chemistry is covered in detail throughout the rest of Part 2
- Additional worked examples actively engage students and test their understanding
- Major revision of chapter 10, 'Hydrogen', to introduce technologically relevant nuclear properties, renewable hydrogen production, and complexes of transition metals with hydrido or dihydrogen ligands
- Increased coverage of 'green chemistry'
- A new approach to presenting the descriptive chemistry chapters in Part 2 splits the content into 'Essentials' and 'Details', providing students with a summary of the key reactions of each group before drilling down into more detail, resulting in a greater focus on periodicity and the highlighting of key trends
- Expanded use of contextual examples shows the relevance of inorganic chemistry to real-life situations, and encourages students to engage fully with the subject
- Extensive cross-referencing between the descriptive chemistry chapters and the new periodic trends chapter enables students to place each group of elements in context
- Key terms are highlighted within each chapter and explained fully at their initial occurrence, aiding comprehension of difficult concepts and allowing students to recognise them more readily
- The inclusion of a new 'brief illustration' feature provides the reader with an introduction and cross reference to key pieces of descriptive chemistry in Parts 2 and 3, and guides students' reading directly to the further information available
- Notes on good practice highlight common pitfalls for students to look out for and offer guidance on issues including terminology, use of units, and nomenclature
- The full colour text design and artwork has been modernised and refreshed, to continue to stimulate and engage students


Part 1. Foundations
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
Part 2. 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
Part 3. Frontiers
24: Solid state and materials chemistry
25: Nanomaterials, nanoscience, and nanotechnology
26: Catalysis
27: Biological inorganic chemistry

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Textbook Out of Print
By: Peter Atkins(Author), Tina Overton(Author), Jonathan Rourke(Author), Mark Weller(Author), Fraser Armstrong(Author)
864 pages, colour & b/w illustrations
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"Shriver and Atkins Inorganic Chemistry is an excellent undergraduate textbook which allows students to develop their understanding of the principles or inorganic chemistry and their applications in modern research as they work through the book. The layout of the book, the excellent standard of presentation and the use of well chosen worked examples and very useful open ended problems make this an extremely accessible text."
- The Higher Education Academy UK Physical Sciences Centre

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