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Transition Metal Chemistry: The Valence Shell in d-Block Chemistry

Transition Metal Chemistry: The Valence Shell in d-Block Chemistry

Malcolm Gerloch, Edwin C. Constable

ISBN: 978-3-527-60401-2

Sep 2005

222 pages

Select type: Wiley Online Book


This book is an eminently readable introduction to structure and bonding in transition metal chemistry. Owing to its non- mathematical and highly visual approach, it is one of the most accessible texts on the role of the valence shell in d-block chemistry.

Topics covered include * stability and reactivity of transition metal compounds in their various oxidation states * spectroscopic properties * magnetic properties

Additional details and special topics are discussed in boxed sections within the text. This book will be invaluable to students and instructors alike for its non-mathematical account of key concepts and as a source of explanations and references to sources of further information.
From the Contents:
An Introduction to Transition-Metal Chemistry/
Focus on dn Configuration/
The Intensities of 'd-d' Spectra/
Spin and Magnetism/
Ligand Fields, Bonding
and the Valence Shell/
Steric Effects of Open d Shells/
Complex Stability and Energetics/
Chemical Consequences of d-Electron Configuration/
The Lanthanide Series