CHEMISTRY OF THE ELEMENTS 2ED (PA)

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* Completely revised and updated
* Unique approach to the subject
* More comprehensive than competing titles

When this innovative textbook first appeared in 1984 it rapidly became a great success throughout the world and has already been translated into several European and Asian languages. Now the authors have completely revised and updated the text, including more than 2000 new literature references to work published since the first edition. No page has been left unaltered but the novel features which proved ...
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Overview

* Completely revised and updated
* Unique approach to the subject
* More comprehensive than competing titles

When this innovative textbook first appeared in 1984 it rapidly became a great success throughout the world and has already been translated into several European and Asian languages. Now the authors have completely revised and updated the text, including more than 2000 new literature references to work published since the first edition. No page has been left unaltered but the novel features which proved so attractive have been retained. The book presents a balanced, coherent and comprehensive account of the chemistry of the elements for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. This crucial central area of chemistry is full of ingenious experiments, intriguing compounds and exciting new discoveries. The authors specifically avoid the term `inorganic chemistry' since this evokes an outmoded view of chemistry which is no longer appropriate in the final decade of the 20th century.

Accordingly, the book covers not only the 'inorganic' chemistry of the elements, but also analytical, theoretical, industrial, organometallic, bio-inorganic and other cognate areas of chemistry. The authors have broken with recent tradition in the teaching of their subject and adopted a new and highly successful approach based on descriptive chemistry. The chemistry of the elements is still discussed within the context of an underlying theoretical framework, giving cohesion and structure to the text, but at all times the chemical facts are emphasized. Students are invited to enter the exciting world of chemical phenomena with a sound knowledge and understanding of the subject, to approach experimentation with an open mind, and to assess observations reliably. This is a book that students will not only value during their formal education, but also will keep and refer to throughout their careers as chemists.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780080379418
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Publication date: 4/28/1996

Table of Contents

Preface to the second edition
Preface to the first edition
Ch. 1 Origin of the Elements. Isotopes and Atomic Weights 1
Ch. 2 Chemical Periodicity and the Periodic Table 20
Ch. 3 Hydrogen 32
Ch. 4 Lithium, Sodium, Potassium, Rubidium, Caesium and Francium 68
Ch. 5 Beryllium, Magnesium, Calcium, Strontium, Barium and Radium 107
Ch. 6 Boron 139
Ch. 7 Aluminium, Gallium, Indium and Thallium 216
Ch. 8 Carbon 268
Ch. 9 Silicon 328
Ch. 10 Germanium, Tin and Lead 367
Ch. 11 Nitrogen 406
Ch. 12 Phosphorus 473
Ch. 13 Arsenic, Antimony and Bismuth 547
Ch. 14 Oxygen 600
Ch. 15 Sulfur 645
Ch. 16 Selenium, Tellurium and Polonium 747
Ch. 17 The Halogens: Fluorine, Chlorine, Bromine, Iodine and Astatine 789
Ch. 18 The Noble Gases: Helium, Neon, Argon, Krypton, Xenon and Radon 888
Ch. 19 Coordination and Organometallic Compounds 905
Ch. 20 Scandium, Yttrium, Lanthanum and Actinium 944
Ch. 21 Titanium, Zirconium and Hafnium 954
Ch. 22 Vanadium, Niobium and Tantalum 976
Ch. 23 Chromium, Molybdenum and Tungsten 1002
Ch. 24 Manganese, Technetium and Rhenium 1040
Ch. 25 Iron, Ruthenium and Osmium 1070
Ch. 26 Cobalt, Rhodium and Iridium 1113
Ch. 27 Nickel, Palladium and Platinum 1144
Ch. 28 Copper, Silver and Gold 1173
Ch. 29 Zinc, Cadmium and Mercury 1201
Ch. 30 The Lanthanide Elements (Z = 58-71) 1227
Ch. 31 The Actinide and Transactinide Elements (Z = 90-112) 1250
App. 1 Atomic Orbitals 1285
App. 2 Symmetry Elements, Symmetry Operations and Point Groups 1290
App. 3 Some Non-SI Units 1293
App. 4 Abundance of Elements in Crustal Rocks 1294
App. 5 Effective Ionic Radii 1295
App. 6 Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1296
App. 7 Nobel Prize for Physics 1300
Index 1305
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