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Main Group Chemistry

By: W Henderson

Royal Society of Chemistry

Paperback | Aug 2000 | #109519 | ISBN: 0854046178
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Covers the chemistry of the s- and p-block elements, together with a brief chapter on the chemistry of zinc, cadmium and mercury, often classified as main group elements rather than as transition elements. Introductory material covers the basic principles behind the Periodic Table, bonding, electronegativity and VSEPR (Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion) theory. The chemistry of various groups of elements is then discussed.


Some aspects of structure and bonding in main group chemistry; the chemistry of hydrogen; the group 1 (alkali metal) elements - lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium, caesium and francium; the group 2 elements -beryllium, magnesium. calcium, strontium, barium and radium; the group 13 elements - boron, aluminium, gallium, indium and thallium; the group 14 elements -carbon, silicon germanium, tin and lead; the group 15 (pnictogen) elements - nitrogen, phosphorous, arsenic, antimony and bismuth; the group 16 (chalcogen) elements - oxygen, sulphur, selenium, tellurium and polonium; the group 17 (halogen) elements - fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine and astatine; the group 18 (noble gas) elements - helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon and radon; the group 12 elements - zinc, cadmium and mercury; selected polymeric main group compounds. Subject index.

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