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INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

PAPERBACK BY HOUSECROFT, CATHERINE E.; SHARPE, ALAN G.

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ISBN
9780273742753
IMPRINT
PEARSON EDUCATION LIMITED
 
 
EDITION
4TH EDITION
PUBLISHER
PEARSON EDUCATION LIMITED
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
1256 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
31 MAY 2012

DESCRIPTION

Now in its fourth edition, Housecroft & Sharpe's Inorganic Chemistry is a well-respected and leading international textbook. Inorganic Chemistry is primarily designed to be a student text but is well-received as a reference book for those working in the field of inorganic chemistry. Inorganic Chemistry provides both teachers and students with a clearly written and beautifully-illustrated introduction to core physical-inorganic principles. It introduces the descriptive chemistry of the elements and the role played by inorganic chemistry in our everyday lives. Chapters on catalysis and industrial processes, bioinorganic chemistry, and inorganic materials and nanotechnology include many of the latest advances in these fields. There is a new chapter on experimental techniques, and the large number of worked examples, exercises and end-of-chapter problems illustrate a broad range of their applications in inorganic chemistry. The striking full-colour design includes a wealth of three-dimensional molecular and protein structures and photographs, enticing students to delve into the world of inorganic chemistry. Throughout its four editions, Inorganic Chemistry has successfully given both teachers and students the tools with which to approach the subject confidently and with enjoyment. Environmental issues linked to inorganic chemistry, topics relating inorganic chemistry to biology and medicine, and the applications of inorganic chemicals in the laboratory, industry and daily life form the basis of a wide range of topic boxes in the book, helping students to appreciate the importance and relevance of the subject. A strong pedagogic approach is at the heart of Inorganic Chemistry. While worked examples take students through calculations and exercises step by step, the sets of self-study exercises and end-of-chapter problems reinforce learning and develop subject knowledge and skills. The end-of-chapter problems include sets of 'overview problems', and problems entitled 'inorganic chemistry matters' which use everyday material to illustrate the relevance of the material in each chapter. Definitions panels and end-of-chapter checklists offer students excellent revision aids. Further reading suggestions, from topical articles to recent literature papers, encourage students to explore topics in more depth.

CONTENTS

1 Basic concepts: atoms2 Basic concepts: molecules3. Introduction to molecular symmetry4.Experimental techniques5 Bonding in polyatomic molecules6 Structures and energetics of metallic and ionic solids7 Acids, bases and ions in aqueous solution8 Reduction and oxidation9 Non-aqueous media10 Hydrogen 11 Group 1: alkali metals12 Goup 2: alkaline earth metals13 The group 13 elements14 The group 14 elements15 The group 15 elements16 The group 16 elements17 The group 17 elements18 The group 18 elements19 d-Block metal chemistry: general considerations20 d-Block metal chemistry: coordination complexes21 d-Block metal chemistry: the first row metals 22 d-Block metal chemistry: the heavier metals23 Organometallic chemistry: s- and p- block elements24 Organometallic chemistry: d-block elements25 Catalysis and some industrial processes26 d-Block metal complexes: reaction mechanisms27 f-block metals: lanthanoids and actinoids28 Inorganic materials and nanotechnology29 The trace metals of life