"Inorganic Chemistry gives an introduction to key principles with strong coverage of descriptive chemistry of the elements. Special selected topics chapters are included covering kinetics and mechanism, catalysis solid state chemistry and bioinorganic chemistry." "The two-colour text and three-dimensional illustrations bring inorganic chemistry to life, with over 140 topic boxes, many covering applications of inorganic chemicals in industry, day-to-day life and the laboratory, and environmental and biological resources." Teaching aids throughout the text have been carefully designed to help students learn effectively. The many worked examples take students through each calculation or exercise step by step, and are followed by related self-study exercises tackling similar problems with answers to help develop their confidence. In addition, 560 end-of-chapter problems reinforce learning and develop subject knowledge and skills. Definitions boxes, checklists and chapter summaries provide excellent revision aids while further reading suggestions from tropical articles to recent literature papers will encourage students to explore topics in more depth.
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Meet the Author
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
1. Some Basic Concepts. 2. Nuclear Properties. 3. An Introduction to Molecular Symmetry. 4. Bonding in Polyatomic Molecules. 5. Structures and Energetics of Metallic and Ionic Solids. 6. Acids, Bases, and Ions in Aqueous Solution. 7. Reduction and Oxidation. 8. Non-Aqueous Media. 9. Hydrogen. 10. Group 1: The Alkali Metals. 11. The Group 2 Metals. 12. The Group 13 Elements. 13. The Group 14 Elements. 14. The Group 15 Elements. 15. The Group 16 Elements. 16. The Group 17 Elements. 17. The Group 18 Elements. 18. Organometallic Compounds of s- and p-block Elements. 19. d-Block Chemistry: General Considerations. 20. d-Block Chemistry: Coordination Complexes. 21. d-Block Metal Chemistry: The First Row Metals. 22. d-Block Metal Chemistry: The Second and Third Row Metals. 23. Organometallic Compounds of d-Block Elements. 24. The f-Block Metals: Lanthanoids and Actinoids. 25. d-Block Metal Complexes: Reaction Mechanisms. 26. Homogenous and Heterogeneous Catalysis. 27. Some Aspects of Solid State Chemistry. 28. The Trace Metals of Life. Appendices. Answers to Non-Descriptive Problems. Index.