Advanced Structural Inorganic Chemistry

Paperback | March 28, 2008

byWai-Kee Li, Gong-Du Zhou, Thomas Mak

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This book is a revised and updated English edition of a textbook that has grown out of several years of teaching. The term "inorganic" is used in a broad sense as the book covers the structural chemistry of representative elements (including carbon) in the periodic table, organometallics,coordination polymers, host-guest systems and supramolecular assemblies. Part I of the book reviews the basic bonding theories, including a chapter on computational chemistry. Part II introduces point groups and space groups and their chemical applications. Part III comprises a succinct account ofthe structural chemistry of the elements in the periodic table. It presents structure and bonding, generalizations of structural trends, crystallographic data, as well as highlights from the recent literature.

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This book is a revised and updated English edition of a textbook that has grown out of several years of teaching. The term "inorganic" is used in a broad sense as the book covers the structural chemistry of representative elements (including carbon) in the periodic table, organometallics,coordination polymers, host-guest systems and su...

Professor Wai-Kee Li, Department of Chemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Wai-Kee Li obtained his B.S. degree from University of Illinois in 1964 and his Ph.D. degree from University of Michigan in 1968. He joined The Chinese University of Hong Kong in July, 1968 and is now Professor of Chemistry. He has taught a variety ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:688 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 1.61 inPublished:March 28, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part IFundamentals of Bonding Theory1. Introduction to Quantum Theory2. The Electronic Structure of Atoms3. Covalent Bonding in Molecules4. Chemical Bonding in Condensed Phases5. Computational ChemistryPart IISymmetry in Chemistry6. Symmetry and Elements of Group Theory7. Application of Group Theory to Molecular Systems8. Bonding in Coordination Compounds9. Symmetry in Crystals10. Basic Inorganic Crystal Structures and MaterialsPart IIIStructural Chemistry of Selected Elements11. Structural Chemistry of Hydrogen12. Structural Chemistry of Alkali and Alkali-Earth Metals13. Structural Chemistry of Group 13 Elements14. Structural Chemistry of Group 14 Elements15. Structural Chemistry of Group 15 Elements16. Structural Chemistry of Group 16 Elements17. Structural Chemistry of Group 17 and Group 18 Elements18. Structural Chemistry of Rare-Earth Elements19. Metal-Metal Bonds and Transition-Metal Clusters20. Supramolecular Structural Chemistry

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`The writing is good and clear. The book should have a considerable market. There is a need for an advanced treatment such as this.'Mike Glazer, University of Oxford