The Chemistry of the Actinide Elements: Volume 2 by G.T. SeaborgThe Chemistry of the Actinide Elements: Volume 2 by G.T. Seaborg

The Chemistry of the Actinide Elements: Volume 2

byG.T. Seaborg, Joseph J. Katz, L.r. Morss

Paperback | October 1, 2011

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The first edition of this work appeared almost thirty years ago, when, as we can see in retrospect, the study of the actinide elements was in its first bloom. Although the broad features of the chemistry of the actinide elements were by then quite well delineated, the treatment of the subject in the first edition was of necessity largely descriptive in nature. A detailed understanding of the chemical consequences of the characteristic presence of Sf electrons in most of the members of the actinide series was still for the future, and many of the systematic features of the actinide elements were only dimly apprehended. In the past thirty years all this has changed. The application of new spectroscopic techniques, which came into general use during this period, and new theoretical insights, which came from a better understanding of chemical bonding, inorganic chemistry, and solid state phenomena, were among the important factors that led to a great expansion and maturation in actinide element research and a large number of new and important findings. The first edition consisted of a serial description of the individual actinide elements, with a single chapter devoted to the six heaviest elements (lawrencium, the heaviest actinide, was yet to be discovered). Less than 15 % of the text was devoted to a consideration of the systematics of the actinide elements.
Title:The Chemistry of the Actinide Elements: Volume 2Format:PaperbackPublished:October 1, 2011Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401079188

ISBN - 13:9789401079181

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Table of Contents

One.- 8. Americium.- 9. Curium.- 10. Berkelium.- 11. Californium.- 12. Einsteinium.- 13. Transeinsteinium Elements.- Two.- 14. Summary and comparative aspects of the actinide elements.- 15. Spectra and electronic structures of free actinide atoms and ions.- 16. Optical spectra and electronic structure of actinide ions in compounds and in solution.- 17. Thermodynamic properties.- 18. Magnetic properties.- 19. The metallic state.- 20. Structural chemistry.- 21. Solution chemistry and kinetics of ionic reactions.- 22. Organoactinide chemistry: properties of compounds having metal-carbon bonds only to ?-bonded ligands.- 23. Organoactinide chemistry: properties of compounds with actinide-carbon, actinide-transition-metal ? bonds.- 24. Future elements (including superheavy elements).- Appendix I.- Nuclear spins and moments of the actinides.- Appendix II.- Nuclear properties of actinide nuclides.- Author Index (Volumes 1 and 2).- Subject Index (Volumes 1 and 2).

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The authors are to be commended in producing the most comprehensive, updated review of actinide chemsitry currently availailable. Journal of American Chemistry Society