Infrared and Raman Spectra of Inorganic and Coordination Compounds: Part A:Theory and Applications in Inorganic Chemistry / Edition 5

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The most comprehensive guide to infrared and Raman spectra of inorganic and coordination compounds--now fully revised and updated

Infrared and Raman Spectra of Inorganic and Coordination Compounds has always provided fundamental theories of vibrational spectroscopy in a condensed form and their applications to inorganic and coordination compounds. The Fifth Edition continues to cover these theories and applications, which have been updated by adding many new topics, figures, tables, and references.

Part A of this two-volume work describes basic theories of normal vibrations including the method of normal coordinate analysis, resonance Raman spectroscopy, and vibrational analysis of crystals in clear and precise terms, and applies them to relatively simple inorganic compounds while leaving the applications to larger and more complex systems to Part B. This new edition
* Incorporates new topics such as the correlation method, lattice vibrations, ceramic superconductors, and carbon clusters such as buckminsterfullerene
* Offers numerous references to the recent research in the field
* Reviews significant new literature on the subject
* Provides many infrared and Raman spectral charts of typical compounds
* Features 116 illustrations
* Contains appendices consisting of tables, charts, and supplementary information

Used independently or in combination with Part B, this is an excellent textbook for graduate-level course work, and the most comprehensive reference book available for researchers in the fields of vibrational spectroscopy, inorganic chemistry, coordination chemistry, organometallic chemistry, and bioinorganic chemistry.

Also Available: Infrared and Raman Spectra of Inorganic and Coordination Compounds, 5th Edition, Part B: Applications in Coordination, Organometallic, and Bioinorganic Chemistry, 1997 0-471-16392-9

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Editorial Reviews

This updated first part of two volumes for researchers and graduate- level coursework in inorganic chemistry specialties describes basic theories, analyses of normal vibrations (including normal coordinate analysis and resonance Raman spectroscopy), and applications in inorganic, coordination, organometallic, and bioinorganic chemistry; incorporates new topics (e.g. buckminsterfullerene carbon clusters; lattice vibrations, and ceramic superconductors); and provides infrared and Raman charts of typical compounds. The first edition by Professor Nakamoto (Marquette University; Milwaukee, Wisconsin)<-- >originally titled "Infrared Spectra of Inorganic and Coordination Compounds"<--> appeared in 1963, with subsequent revisions in 1970, 1978, And 1986. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471163947
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/28/1997
  • Series: Infrared and Raman Spectra of Inorganic
  • Edition description: Part A
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

KAZUO NAKAMOTO is Emeritus Wehr Professor of Chemistry at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:


Origin of Molecular Spectra.

Vibration of a Diatomic Molecule.

Normal Coordinates and Normal Vibrations.

Symmetry of Normal Vibrations and Selection Rules.

The Number of Normal Vibrations for Each Species.

Selection Rules for Infrared and Raman Spectra.

Utilization of Symmetry Properties.

Potential Fields and Force Constants.

Solution of the Secular Equation.

Vibrational Frequencies of Isotopic Molecules.

Depolarization of Raman Lines.

Intensity of Raman Scattering.

Resonance Raman Spectra.

Lattice Vibrations.


Diatomic Molecules.

Triatomic Molecules.

Planar Four-Atom Molecules.

Tetrahedral and Square-Planar Five-Atom Molecules.

Metal Cluster Compounds.

Compounds of Carbon.

Compounds of Nitrogen.

Compounds of Sulfur and Selenium.



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