Structural Inorganic Chemistry by Alexander Frank Wells

Structural Inorganic Chemistry

byAlexander Frank Wells

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The fifth edition of this widely acclaimed work has been reissued as part of the Oxford Classic Texts series. The book includes a clear exposition of general topics concerning the structures of solids, and a systematic description of the structural chemistry of elements and their compounds. The book is divided into two parts. Part I deals with a number of general topics, including the properties of polyhedra, the nature and symmetry of repeating patterns, and the ways in which spheres, of the same or different sizes, can be packed together. In Part II the structural chemistry of theelements is described systematically, arranged according to the groups of the Periodic Table.

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Alexander Frank Wells was formerly Professor of Chemistry at the University of Connecticut, USA.

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Title:Structural Inorganic ChemistryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1416 pagesPublished:August 1, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199657637

ISBN - 13:9780199657636

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Table of Contents

Part 11. Introduction2. Symmetry3. Polyhedra and nets4. Sphere packings5. Tetrahedral and octahedral structures6. Some simple AXn structures7. Bonds in molecules and crystalsPart 28. Hydrogen: the noble gases9. The halogens - simple halides10. Complex, oxy-, and hydroxy-halides11. Oxygen12. Binary metal oxides13. Complex oxides14. Metal hydroxides, oxyhydroxides, and hydroxy-salts15. Water and hydrates16. Sulphur, selenium, and tellurium17. Metal sulphides and oxysulphides18. Nitrogen19. Phosphorus20. Arsenic, antimony, and bismuth21. Carbon22. Metal cyanides, carbides, carbonyls, and alkyls23. Silicon24. Boron25. Copper, silver, and gold26. The elements of subgroups IIB, IIIB, and IVB27. Group VIII and other transition metals28. The lanthanides and actinides29. Metals and alloysFormula indexSubject index

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"This classic in its field continues to be a thorough, advanced work, clearly written and providing a valuable lead-in to the literature on structural matters of all kinds in inorganic chemistry." --R. H. Prince, Chemistry and Industry