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Introduction to Modern Inorganic Chemistry, 6th Edition
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INTRODUCTION
Inorganic Chemistry and the Discovery of the Elements
Development
Recent Advances
Inorganic Nomenclature
Approach to Inorganic Chemistry and Further Reading
Problems

THE ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE AND THE PROPERTIES OF ATOMS
Introduction
Theory of the Electronic Structure of Hydrogen
Many-electron Atoms
Shapes of Atomic Orbitals
Further Properties of the Elements

COVALENT MOLECULES: DIATOMICS
General Background
Diatomic Molecules

POLYATOMIC COVALENT MOLECULES
Introduction
The Shapes of Molecules and Ions Containing p Bonds Only
The Shapes of Species Containing p Bonds
General Approaches to Bonding in Polyatomic Species
Bonding in Polyatomics: The Two-centre Bond Approach
Two-centred Orbitals: Hybridisation
Delocalized, or Multi-centred, s Orbitals
p Bonding in Polyatomic Molecules
An Example of the Approach Using Delocalized Bonding Throughout
Extension to Other Molecules
Problems

THE SOLID STATE
Simple Ionic Crystals

  • The Formation of Ionic Compounds
  • The Born-Haber Cycle
  • The Lattice Energy
  • The Endothermic Terms in the Formation of an Ionic Solid
  • Bonding Which is not Purely Ionic
  • Metallic Bonding
  • Complex Ions
  • The Crystal Structures of Covalent Compounds
  • Defect Structures and Nonstoichiometric Solids
    Problems

    SOLUTION CHEMISTRY
    Aqueous Solutions
  • Solubility
  • Acids and Bases
  • Oxidation and Reduction
    Nonaqueous Solvents
  • Solubility and Solvent Interaction in Nonaqueous Solvents
  • Acid-base Behaviour in Nonaqueous Solvents
  • General Uses of Nonaqueous Solvents
  • Liquid Ammonia
  • Anhydrous Acetic Acid
  • 'Superacid' Media
  • Bromine Trifluoride
  • Supercritical Fluids
    Problems

    EXPERIMENTAL METHODS
    Separation Methods
  • Ion Exchange
  • Chromatography
  • Solvent Extraction
    Structure Determination
  • Diffraction Methods
  • Spectroscopic Methods and the Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • Electronic Spectra
  • Vibrational Spectra
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
  • Further Methods of Molecular Spectroscopy
  • Fourier Transform Methods
  • Other Methods
    Determination of Energy Levels: Photoelectron Spectroscopy
    Problems

    GENERAL PROPERTIES OF THE ELEMENTS IN RELATION TO THE PERIODIC TABLE
    Variation in Energies of Atomic Orbitals with Atomic Number
    Exchange Energy
    Stable Configurations
    Atomic and Ionic Sizes
    Chemical Behaviour and Periodic Position
    Methods of Showing the Stabilities of Oxidation States
    The Abundance and Occurrence of the Elements
    The Extraction of the Elements
    Problems

    HYDROGEN
    General and Physical Properties of Hydrogen
    Chemical Properties of Hydrogen
    Ionic Hydrides
    Metallic Hydrides
    Covalent Hydrides
    Electron Deficient Hydrides
    The Hydrogen Bond
    Problems

    THE 's' ELEMENTS
    General and Physical Properties, Occurrence and Uses
    Compounds with Oxygen and Ozone
    Carbon Compounds
    Complexes of the Heavier Elements
    Crown Ethers, Cryptates and Alkali Metal Anions
    Special Features in the Chemistry of Lithium and Magnesium
    Beryllium Chemistry
    Problems

    THE SCANDIUM GROUP AND THE LANTHANIDES
    General and Physical Properties
    Chemistry of the Trivalent State
    The Separation of the Elements
    Oxidation States Other Than III
    Properties associated with the Presence of f Electrons
    Problems

    THE ACTINIDE ELEMENTS
    Sources and Physical Properties
    General Chemical Behaviour of the Actinides
    Thorium
    Protactinium
    Uranium
    Neptunium, Plutonium and Americium
    The Heavier Actinide Elements
    Problems

    THE TRANSITION METALS: GENERAL PROPERTIES AND COMPLEXES
    Introduction to the Transition Elements
    The Transition Ion and its Environment:Ligand Field Theory
    Ligand Field Theory and Octahedral Complexes
    Coordination Number Four
    Stable Configurations
    Coordination Numbers Other Than Four or Six
    Effect of Ligand on Stability of Complexes
    Isomerism
    Mechanisms of Transition Metal Reactions
    Structural Aspects of Ligand Field Effects
    Spectra of Transition Element Complexes
    p Bonding Between Metal and Ligands
    Problems

    THE TRANSITION ELEMENTS OF THE FIRST SERIES
    General Properties
    Titanium, 3d24s2
    Vanadium, 3d34s2
    Chromium, 3d54s1
    Manganese, 3d54s2
    Iron, 3d64s2
    Cobalt, 3d74s2
    Nickel, 3d84s2
    Copper, 3d104s1
    The Relative Stabilities of the Dihalides and Trihalides of the Elements of the First Transition Series
    Problems

    THE ELEMENTS OF THE SECOND AND THIRD TRANSITION SERIES
    General Properties
    Zirconium, 4d25s2, and Hafnium, 5d26s2
    Niobium, 4d45s1, and Tantalum, 5d36s2
    Molybdenum, 4d55s1, and Tungsten, 5d46s2
    Technetium, 4d65s1, and Rhenium, 5d56s2
    Ruthenium, 4d75s1, and Osmium, 5d66s2
    Rhodium 4d85s1, and Iridium, 5d96s0
    Palladium, 4d105s0, and Platinum, 5d96s1
    Silver, 4d105s1, and Gold, 5d106s1
    The Zinc Group

    Problems

    TRANSITION METALS: SELECTED TOPICS
    Copper Oxide Ceramic Superconductors
    Carbonyl Compounds of the Transition Elements
    Metal-Organic Compounds
    p Bonded Cyclopentadienyls and Related Species
    The Organometallic Chemistry of the Lanthanides
    Actinide Organometallic Chemistry
    Multiple Metal-Metal Bonds
    Transition Metal Clusters
    Metal-Dioxygen Species
    Compounds containing M-N2 Units and their Relationship to Nitrogen Fixation
    Metal-Dihydrogen Complexes
    Post-Actinide 'Superheavy' Elements
    Relativistic Effects
    Problems

    THE ELEMENTS OF THE 'p' BLOCK
    Introduction and General Properties
    The First Element in a p Group
    The Remaining Elements of the p Group
    The Boron Group, ns2np1
    The Carbon Group, ns2np2
    The Nitrogen Group, ns2np3
    The Oxygen Group, ns2np4
    The Fluorine Group, ns2np5 (The Halogens)
    The Helium Group
    Bonding in Main Group Compounds: the Use of d Orbitals
    Problems

    SELECTED TOPICS IN MAIN GROUP CHEMISTRY AND BONDING
    The Formation of Bonds Between Like Main Group Atoms
    Polysulfur and Polyselenium Rings and Chains
    Nets and Linked Rings
    Cluster Compounds of the p Block Elements
    Polynuclear Ions and the Acid Strength of Preparation Media
    Silicates, Aluminosilicates and Related Materials
    Multiple Bonds Involving Heavier Main Group Elements
    Commentary on VSEPR
    Bonding in Compounds of the Heavier Main Group Elements

    GENERAL TOPICS
    Electron Density Determinations
    Metal-Polychalcogenide Compounds
    Fullerenes, Nanotubes and Carbon 'Onions' - New Forms of Elemental Carbon
    Dendrimeric Molecules

    BIOLOGICAL, MEDICINAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
    Biological Inorganic Chemistry
    Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry
    Environmental Inorganic Chemistry

    APPENDICES

    INDEX

    RELATIVE ATOMIC MASSES

    PERIODIC TABLE OF THE ELEMENTS
  • Reviews

    "Overall the chemistry is very solid in this book . . . I would definitely recommend that this book be stocked in a university library."

    - Brian Murphy, Department of Chemistry, UAE University, in Physical Sciences Educational Review, Vol. 6, No. 1

    "What is attractive about this book? First, it provides an exhaustive overview of the fundamental bases of inorganic chemistry. Second, boxes located in the margins or in the middle of pages provide enlightening facts about inorganic chemicals as they relate to everyday life...I am convinced these linkages between inorganic chemistry and real life are essential for attracting talented young students to the field"
    - Bernard Meunier, Chemistry International , 2003

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