Foundations of Inorganic Chemistry

Paperback | September 1, 2000

byMark Winter, John Andrew

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Intended to complement Foundations of Organic Chemistry, the best-selling Primer by Michael Hornby and Josephine Peach, this text is a broad overview of inorganic chemistry. Writing in an informal and relaxed style, Mark Winter and John Andrew cover the basics and also highlight the industrialand environmental relevance of inorganic chemistry.

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Intended to complement Foundations of Organic Chemistry, the best-selling Primer by Michael Hornby and Josephine Peach, this text is a broad overview of inorganic chemistry. Writing in an informal and relaxed style, Mark Winter and John Andrew cover the basics and also highlight the industrialand environmental relevance of inorganic ch...

Dr Mark J. Winter, Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S3 7HF. Dr John Andrew, same contact address.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:September 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198792883

ISBN - 13:9780198792888

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Table of Contents

IntroductionOrigin and distribution of elementsAtomic structureBondingPeriodic TablePeriodic TablePeriodicitys- and p-block elementsGroup trends in physical and chemical propertiesPeriodic and group trendsincluding acid rain, pH of soft drinks etc.: Acids, bases, pHFormulae and properties of oxides, chlorides, sulphates, nitrates, phosphates, carbonatesVSEPRd-block elementsGeneral commentsComplexes, ligands (lewis bases and acids, denticity), coordination number, variable oxidation states, isomerism[M(OH2)6]n+ complexes, acidity of H in H2O ligandsSubstitution processes, edta titrationColours in d-block metal complexesRedox processesMetal complexes in biology and the environmentCatalysis

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"provides up-to-date information and clearly explains some of the principles, concepts, and rationale for the foundation of current understanding in inorganic chemistry." Education in Chemistry, November 2001