Atomic Structure and Periodicity
Foundations are laid in the introductory chapter, which deals with fundamental particles, electromagnetic radiation and Heisenberg's uncertainty principle. Atomic orbitals are then described, using a minimum of mathematics, followed by a discussion of the electron configurations of the elements. Further chapters reveal the relationships between the electronic configurations of the elements and some properties of their atoms; and the variations in the properties of their fluorides and oxides across the periods and down the groups of the Periodic Table.
The Electronic Configurations of Atoms; the Periodic Classification of the Elements.
Periodicity I: Some Atomic Properties; Relativistic Effects.
Periodicity II: Valencies and Oxidation States.
Periodicity III: Standard Enthalpies of Atomization of the Elements.
Periodicity IV: Fluorides and Oxides.
Answers to Problems.