Diverse Atoms: Profiles of the Chemical Elements

Paperback | April 1, 1998

byHazel Rossotti

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Written in an informal, student-friendly style, Diverse Atoms surveys the surveys the properties of all the chemical elements in order of atomic number. This approach emphasizes chemical individuality and the effect of electron configuration on chemical behaviour. Each entry comprises adescription of the element, its uses and biological roles and provides glimpses of contemporary and future research activity. Revision summaries are provided for each element and all new concepts are explained as they are encountered. The text is generously supported by data, equations and diagramsthroughout.

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Written in an informal, student-friendly style, Diverse Atoms surveys the surveys the properties of all the chemical elements in order of atomic number. This approach emphasizes chemical individuality and the effect of electron configuration on chemical behaviour. Each entry comprises adescription of the element, its uses and biologica...

Hazel Rossotti is at St Anne's College, Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:602 pages, 7.09 × 4.53 × 1.1 inPublished:April 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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About this bookUser's guidePart I: Filling the 1s orbital. Hydrogen and heliumPart II: Filling the 2s and 2p orbitals. The first short period: lithium to neonPart III: Filling the 3s and 3p orbitals. The second short period: sodium to argonPart IV: Filling the 4s, 3d, and 4p orbitals. The first long period: potassium to kryptonPart V: Filling the 5s, 4d, and 5p orbitals. The second long period: rubidium to xenonPart VI: Filling the 6s, 5d, 4f and 6p orbitals. The third long period: caesium to radiumPart VII: Filling the 7s, 6d, 5f and ... orbitals. The fourth long period: francium to ...Index

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pleasure to behold. Book Watch/The Chemical Intelligencer Vol 5 No 2 April 1999