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Basic Inorganic Chemistry, 3rd Edition

Basic Inorganic Chemistry, 3rd Edition

F. Albert Cotton, Geoffrey Wilkinson, Paul L. Gaus

ISBN: 978-0-471-50532-7

Jan 1995

856 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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$249.95

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Explains the basics of inorganic chemistry with a primary emphasis on facts; then uses the student's growing factual knowledge as a foundation for discussing the important principles of periodicity in structure, bonding and reactivity. New to this updated edition: improved treatment of atomic orbitals and properties such as electronegativity, novel approaches to the depiction of ionic structures, nomenclature for transition metal compounds, quantitative approaches to acid-base chemistry, Wade's rules for boranes and carboranes, the chemistry of major new classes of substances including fullerenes and silenes plus a chapter on the inorganic solid state.

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Partial table of contents:

FIRST PRINCIPLES.

Some Preliminaries.

Structure and Bonding in Molecules.

The Chemistry of Selected Anions.

Solvents, Solutions, Acids, and Bases.

THE MAIN GROUP ELEMENTS.

Hydrogen.

The Group IIA(2) Elements: Beryllium, Magnesium, Calcium, Strontium, and Barium.

The Group IIIB(13) Elements: Aluminum, Gallium, Indium, and Thallium.

The Group IVB(14) Elements: Silicon, Germanium, Tin, and Lead.

The Group VB(15) Elements: Phosphorus, Arsenic, Antimony, and Bismuth.

The Group VIB(16) Elements: Sulfur, Selenium, Tellurium, and Polonium.

The Noble Gases.

TRANSITION ELEMENTS.

Introduction to the Transition Elements: Ligand Field Theory.

The Elements of the Second and Third Transition Series.

The Actinide Elements.

SOME SPECIAL TOPICS.

Organometallic Compounds.

Bioinorganic Chemistry.

Appendices.

Glossary.

Index.
  • Improved treatment of atomic orbitals and properties such as electronegativity
  • Novel approaches to the depiction of ionic structures
  • Nomenclature for transition metal compounds
  • Quantitative approaches to acid-base chemistry
  • Wade's rules for boranes and carboranes
  • The chemistry of major new classes of substances including fullerenes and silenes
  • Chapter on the inorganic solid state
  • Explains the basics of inorganic chemistry with a primary emphasis on facts
  • Uses the student's growing factual knowledge as a foundation for discussing the important principles of periodicity in structure, bonding and reactivity.