Inorganic Chemistry

ISBN-10: 0123851106

ISBN-13: 9780123851109

Edition: 2nd 2012

Authors: James House

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This concise textbook meets several objectives. First, the topics included were selected in order to provide essential information in the major areas of inorganic chemistry (molecular structure, acid-base chemistry, coordination chemistry, ligand field theory, solid state chemistry, etc.). These topics form the basis for competency in inorganic chemistry at a level commensurate with the one semester course taught at most colleges and universities.The second objective has been to stress fundamental principles in the discussion of several topics. For example, the hard-soft interaction principle is employed in discussion of acid-base chemistry, stability of complexes, solubility, and predicting reaction products.Third, the presentation of topics is made with an effort to be clear and concise so that the book is portable and user friendly. This book presents in convenient form a readable account of the essentials of inorganic chemistry that can serve as both as a textbook for a one semester course upper level course and as a guide for self study.Figures, tables, and end-of-chapter problems round out this pedagogically rich, thematically balanced text for advanced undergraduate and graduate level students.. Concise coverage maximizes student understanding and minimizes the inclusion of details students are unlikely to use.. Discussion of elements begins with survey chapters focused on the main groups, while later chapters cover the elements in greater detail.. Each chapter opens with narrative introductions and includes figures, tables, and end-of-chapter problem sets.
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List price: $99.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 10/30/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 848
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.850
Language: English

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Structure of Atoms and Molecules
Light, Electrons, and Nuclei
Some Early Experiments in Atomic Physics
The Nature of Light
The Bohr Model
Particle-Wave Duality
Electronic Properties of Atoms
Nuclear Binding Energy
Nuclear Stability
Types of Nuclear Decay
Predicting Decay Modes
Basic Quantum Mechanics and Atomic Structure
The Postulates
The Hydrogen Atom
The Helium Atom
Slater Wave Functions
Electron Configurations
Spectroscopic States
Covalent Bonding in Diatomic Molecules
The Basic Ideas of Molecular Orbital Methods
The H<sub>2</sub><sup>&plus;</sup> and H<sub>2</sub> Molecules
Diatomic Molecules of Second-Row Elements
Photoelectron Spectroscopy
Heteronuclear Diatomic Molecules
Spectroscopic States for Molecules
A Survey of Inorganic Structures and Bonding
Structures of Molecules Having Single Bonds
Resonance and Formal Charge
Complex Structures: A Preview of Coming Attractions
Electron-Deficient Molecules
Structures Having Unsaturated Rings
Bond Energies
Symmetry and Molecular Orbitals
Symmetry Elements
Orbital Symmetry
A Brief Look at Group Theory
Construction of Molecular Orbitals
Orbitals and Angles
Simple Calculations Using the H�ckel Method
Condensed Phases
Dipole Moments and Intermolecular Interactions
Dipole Moments
Dipole-Dipole Forces
Dipole-Induced Dipole Forces
London (Dispersion) Forces
The van der Waals Equation
Hydrogen Bonding
Cohesion Energy and Solubility Parameters
Ionic Bonding and Structures of Solids
Energetics of Crystal Formation
Madelung Constants
The Kapustinskii Equation
Ionic Sizes and Crystal Environments
Crystal Structures
Solubility of Ionic Compounds
Proton and Electron Affinities
Structures of Metals
Defects in Crystals
Phase Transitions in Solids
Heat Capacity
Hardness of Solids
Dynamic Processes in Inorganic Solids
Characteristics of Solid-State Reactions
Kinetic Models for Reactions in Solids
Thermal Methods of Analysis
Effects of Pressure
Reactions in Some Solid Inorganic Compounds
Phase Transitions
Reactions at Interfaces
Diffusion in Solids
Drift and Conductivity
Acids, Bases, and Solvents
Acid-Base Chemistry
Arrhenius Theory
Br�nsted-Lowry Theory
Factors Affecting the Strength of Acids and Bases
Acid-Base Character of Oxides
Proton Affinities
Lewis Theory
Catalytic Behavior of Acids and Bases
The Hard-Soft Interaction Principle (HSIP)
Electronic Polarizabilities
The Drago Four-Parameter Equation
Chemistry in Nonaqueous Solvents
Some Common Nonaqueous Solvents
The Solvent Concept
Amphoteric Behavior
The Coordination Model
Chemistry in Liquid Ammonia
Liquid Hydrogen Fluoride
Liquid Sulfur Dioxide
Chemistry of the Elements
Chemistry of Metallic Elements
The Metallic Elements
Band Theory
Groups IA and IIA Metals
Zintl Phases
Aluminum and Beryllium
The First-Row Transition Metals
Second- and Third-Row Transition Metals
Chemistry of Transition Metals
The Lanthanides
Organometallic Compounds of the Main Group Elements
Preparation of Organometallic Compounds
Organometallic Compounds of Group IA Metals
Organometallic Compounds of Group IIA Metals
Organometallic Compounds of Group IIIA Metals
Organometallic Compounds of Group IVA Metals
Organometallic Compounds of Group VA Elements
Organometallic Compounds of Zn, Cd, and Hg
Chemistry of Nonmetallic Elements I. Hydrogen, Boron, Oxygen, and Carbon
Chemistry of Nonmetallic Elements II Groups IVA and VA
The Group IVA Elements
Phosphorus, Arsenic, Antimony, and Bismuth
Chemistry of Nonmetallic Elements EL Groups VIA-VTIIA
Sulfur, Selenium, and Tellurium
The Halogens
The Noble Gases
Chemistry of Coordination Compounds
Introduction to Coordination Chemistry
Structures of Coordination Compounds
Metal-Ligand Bonds
Naming Coordination Compounds
A Simple Valence Bond Description of Coordinate Bonds
A Survey of Complexes of First-Row Metals
Complexes of Second- and Third-Row Metals
The 18-Electron Rule
Back Donation
Complexes of Dinitrogen, Dioxygen, and Dihydrogen
Ligand Fields and Molecular Orbitals
Splitting of d Orbital Energies in Octahedral Fields
Splitting of d Orbital Energies in Fields of Other Symmetry
Factors Affecting �
Consequences of Crystal Field Splitting
Jahn-Teller Distortion
Spectral Bands
Molecular Orbitals in Complexes
Interpretation of Spectra
Splitting of Spectroscopic States
Orgel Diagrams
Racah Parameters and Quantitative Methods
The Nephelauxetic Effect
Tanabe-Sugano Diagrams
The Lever Method
J�rgensen's Method
Charge Transfer Absorption
Composition and Stability of Complexes
Composition of Complexes in Solution
Job's Method of Continuous Variations
Equilibria Involving Complexes
Distribution Diagrams
Factors Affecting the Stability of Complexes
Synthesis and Reactions of Coordination Compounds
Synthesis of Coordination Compounds
Substitution Reactions in Octahedral Complexes
Ligand Field Effects
Acid-Catalyzed Reactions of Complexes
Base-Catalyzed Reactions of Complexes
The Compensation Effect
Linkage Isomerization
Substitution in Square Planar Complexes
The Trans Effect
Electron Transfer Reactions
Reactions in Solid Coordination Compounds
Complexes Containing Metal-Carbon and Metal-Metal Bonds
Binary Metal Carbonyls
Structures of Metal Carbonyls
Bonding of Carbon Monoxide to Metals
Preparation of Metal Carbonyls
Reactions of Metal Carbonyls
Structure and Bonding in Metal-Alkene Complexes
Preparation of Metal-Alkene Complexes
Chemistry of Cyclopentadienyl and Related Complexes
Bonding in Ferrocene
Reactions of Ferrocene and other Metallocenes
Complexes of Benzene and Related Aromatics
Compounds Containing Metal-Metal Bonds
Coordination Compounds in Catalysis
Elementary Steps in Catalytic Processes
Homogeneous Catalysis
Bioinorganic Chemistry
What Metals Do in Some Living Systems
Cytotoxicity of Some Metal Compounds
Antimalarial Metallodrugs
Ionization Energies
Character Tables for Selected Point Groups
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