Main Group Chemistry / Edition 2 available in Paperback
Lately, there has been much interest in the chemistry of Main Groupelements with novel compounds being synthesised both in academiaand industry. This book examines their synthesis, structure and howthey behave chemically.The second edition follows the same structure as the first exceptthat the biochemistry section has been removed to allow for theinclusion of a wide range of new material. This includes:* complexation and the stabilization of unstable species;* new elements and isotopes;* discussion of, for example, pye-bonding in compounds of theheavier main group elements, electronegativity of F, bonding insulfur and phosphorus oxo-anions;* examples of new compounds developed around traditional models;for example, compounds in which multiply-bonded C is replaced by Siand pentavalent organo-derivatives of Group 15All other information is fully revised and updated in the light ofmore recent data. Where relevant, the author indicates where gapsexist in current knowledge and offers non-typical examples whichare at the limits of current research.The new edition is aimed at Honors and postgraduate students aswell as researchers interested in Main Group elements and theircompounds.On the first edition -"This is a book I would recommend as background reading forundergraaduates and postgraduates" Education in Chemistry,Chemistry in Britain"This is a sound and sensible book, coherently produced and wellwritten" The Times Higher Educational Supplement
Table of Contents
IntroductionThe Periodic TableHydrogenGroup 1: The Alkali Metals -Lithium, Sodium, Potassium, Rubidium, Cesium and FranciumGroup 2: Beryllium, Magnesium, Calcium, Strontium, Barium andRadiumGroup 12: Zinc, Cadmium and MercuryGroup 13: Boron, Aluminium, Gallium, Indium and ThalliumGroup 14: Carbon, Silicon, Germanium, Tin and LeadGroup 15: The Pnictides -Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Arsenic, Antimony and BismuthGroup 16: The Chalcogens -Oxygen, Sulfur, Selenium, Tellerium and PoloniumGroup 17: The Halogens -Fluorine, Chlorine, Bromine, Iodine and AstatineGroup 18: The Rare Gases -Helium, Neon, Argon, Krypton, Xenon and RadonSolution ChemistrySteric Effects in Inorganic ChemistryAppendix A Common Crystal StructuresAppendix B Comparison of Main Group and 3d Transition MetalCationsAppendix C Brief Summary of Main Group ChemistryAppendix D Slef-assessment QuestionsAppendix E Suggested Further General Reading'