Inorganic Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry

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A leading textbook which offers a fresh and engaging approach to the teaching of modern inorganic chemistry and gives a clear, well-balanced introduction to the key principles of the subject. The brand new full-colour text design with three-dimensional illustrations brings the subject to life. Students are able to relate the chemistry they learn to everyday life through numerous applications and topic boxes.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 992 pages
  • 210 x 272 x 36mm | 2,000.37g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 0130399132
  • 9780130399137
  • 1,797,593

Table of contents

PrefaceChapter 1: Some basic conceptsChapter 2: Nuclear propertiesChapter 3: An introduction to molecular symmetryChapter 4: Bonding in polyatomic molecules Chapter 5: Structures and energetics of metallic and ionic solidsChapter 6: Acids, bases and ions in aqueous solutionChapter 7: Reducation and oxidationChapter 8: Non-aqueous mediaChapter 9: HydrogenChapter 10: Group 1: the alkali metalsChapter 11: The group 2 metalsChapter 12: The group 13 elementsChapter 13: The group 14 elementsChapter 14: The group 15 elementsChapter 15: The group 16 elementsChapter 16: The group 17 elementsChapter 17: The group 18 elementsChapter 18: Organometallic compounds of "s"- and "p"- block elementsChapter 19: "d"-block chemistry: general considerationsChapter 20: "d"-block chemistry: coordination complexesChapter 21: "d"-block chemistry: the first row metalsChapter 22: "d"-block metal chemistry: the second and third row metalsChapter 23: Organometallic compunds of "d"-block elementsChapter 24: The "f"-block metals: lanthanoids and actinoidsChapter 25: "d"-block metal complexes: reaction mechanismsChapter 26: Homogeneous and hetrogeneous catalysisChapter 27: Some aspects of solid state chemistryChapter 28: The trace metals of life AppendicesAnswers to non-descriptive problemsIndex
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"To put it short, this is THE BOOK, that I would like to use in Inorganic Chemistry. The book contains all the information needed. Furthermore, it is well and logically presented. The problems related with each chapter are good; and the suggestions for further reading are highly relevant." Markku Sundberg, Helsinki University, Finland "I've had one of my students take a look at the book and I virtually had to tear it from his hands in order to get it back!" Professor Nikolaus Korber, University of Regensburg, Germany "Housecroft--Sharpe has been the far most superior contemporary inorganic chemistry textbook there is. It was the case of the 1st edition and it remains so for the 2nd edition. The book is also a very good comprehensive text for chemists in general, PhD students and researchers. Clearly, students may prefer the more colorful 2nd edition, and so will their teachers for pedagogical reasons." Pavel Karen, Oslo University, Norway "My tutorial group students... thought that the addition of colour was a major improvement relative to the 1st edition. I thought that the section on Group Theory and symmetry is much better handled in the 2nd edition." Mary Mahon, Bath University, UK "Undoubtedly, the new colour format makes the book seem more attractive to the reader; I noted that the descriptive chemistry has been updated also. It is pleasing that the authors continue to provide a broad coverage of chemistry throughout the Periodic Table while maintaining a reasonable size of book. One of the most important features (and one that recommended the book to us as a text) is that topics are presented in a straightforward manner, making them accessible to the less able students." Professor John Winfield, Glasgow University, UK
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About Catherine E. Housecroft

Catherine E. Housecroft is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Basel, Switzerland. She is the author of a number of textbooks and has extensive teaching experience in the UK, Switzerland, South Africa and the USA. Alan G. Sharpe is a Fellow of Jesus College, University of Cambridge, UK and has had many years of experience teaching Inorganic Chemistry to undergraduates
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