Inorganic Chemistry : An Industrial and Environmental Perspective
This book addresses the question, What is inorganic chemistry good for? rather than the more traditional question, How can we develop a theoretical basis for inorganic chemistry from sophisticated theories of bonding? The book prepares students of science or engineering for entry into the multi-billion-dollar inorganic chemical and related industries, and for rational approaches to environmental problems such as pollution abatement, corrosion control, and water treatment. A much expanded and updated revision of the 1990 text, Applied Inorganic Chemistry (University of Calgary Press), Inorganic Chemistry covers topics including atmospheric pollution and its abatement, water conditioning, fertilizers, cement chemistry, extractive metallurgy, metallic corrosion, catalysts, fuel cells and advanced batter technology, pulp and paper production, explosives, supercritical fluids, sol-gel science, materials for electronics, and superconductors. Though the book waswritten as a textbook for undergraduates with a background of freshman chemistry, it will also be a valuable sourcebook for practicing chemists, engineers, environmental scientists, geologists, and educators.
- Hardback | 488 pages
- 155.7 x 233.4 x 27.9mm | 905.72g
- 24 Feb 1997
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
Table of contents
The importance of inorganic chemistry; chemical energetics; catenation - inorganic macromolecules; silicates, alluminates and phosphates; the atmosphere and atmospheric pollution; nitrogen, phosphorous and potash in agriculture; water conditioning; oxidation and reduction in solution; corrosion of metals.
The standard of writing and production is excellent. The principles are clearly explained and are illustrated by interesting examples. Consequently, the book makes agreeably easy reading and invites browsing....this book can provide the newcomer to inorganic chemistry with a good first insight into a variety of interesting topics,... --Steffen Hasenzahl
About T.W. Swaddle
Thomas W. Swaddle received his B.Sc. at University College London in 1958, and his Ph.D. at the University of Leicester in 1961. He held two post-doctoral appointments in the United States before joining the academic staff at the University of Calgary in 1964. Swaddle has been a full professor at that institution since 1974. He is a Fellow of The Chemical Institute of Canada, The Royal Society of Chemistry, and The American Association for the Advancement of Science. Swaddle is a member of The American Chemical Society and Sigma Xi, and was made a Senior Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science in 1984. He is also Wilsmore Fellow of the University of Melbourne (1988), and Killam Resident Fellow at the University of Calgary (1995). Swaddle has authored more than 100 research articles; this is his second book.