Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry

ISBN-10: 0716789639
ISBN-13: 9780716789635
Edition: 4th 2006
List price: $151.99
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Book details

List price: $151.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: W. H. Freeman & Company
Publication date: 1/1/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 569
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.10" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.278
Language: English

This bestselling text introduces descriptive inorganic chemistry in a less rigorous, less mathematical way. The book uses the periodic table as basis for understanding chemical properties and uncovering relationships between elements in different groups. Unique in "Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry" is the chapter tying numerous trends and commonalities between the groups. Rayner-Canham and Overton's text also familiarizes students with the historical background of inorganic chemistry as well as with its crucial applications (especially in regard to industrial processes and environmental issues), resulting in a comprehensive appreciation and understanding of the field and the role it will play in their fields of further study.

The Electronic Structure of the Atom: A Review
An Overview of the Periodic Table
Covalent Bonding
Metallic Bonding
Ionic Bonding
Inorganic Thermodynamics
Acids and Bases
Oxidation and Reduction
Periodic Patterns
Hydrogen
The Group 1 Elements: The Alkali Metals
The Group 2 Elements: The Alkaline Earth Metals
The Group 13 Elements
The Group 14 Elements
The Group 15 Elements
The Group 16 Elements
The Group 17 Elements: The Halogens
The Group 18 Elements: The Noble Gases
Introduction to Transition Metal Complexes
Properties of Transition Metals
The Group 12 Elements
The Rare Earth and Actinoid Elements (web only)

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