Experimental Inorganic/Physical Chemistry

An Investigative, Integrated Approach to Practical Project Work


  • M A Malati, Mid-Kent College of Higher/Further Education, UK

This extensive overview combines both instrumental and radiochemical techniques with qualitative and quantitative (volumetric and gravimetric) analyses, and also with preparation of compounds, thereby strengthening analytical and preparative skills. All the main elements and groups of the periodic table are covered, with emphasis on the transition metals. It is intended as a laboratory manual for undergraduate, Higher National Diploma and Certificate students and their tutors.
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Undergraduate chemistry students


Book information

  • Published: October 1999
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-898563-47-1


Clear and concise on laboratory safety with a good overview of the techniques. Covers experiments, each with an introduction to the chemistry of its element. A-Level teachers could use relevant sections and some experiments. Very good value for money, recommended as a rich source of ideas for practical work., Education in Chemistry

Table of Contents

Good, safe laboratory practice; Techniques; The s block metals; Boron and aluminium; The carbon group; The nitrogen group; The sulphur group; The halogens; Titanium; Vanadium; Chromium; Manganese; Iron; Cobalt; Nickel; The coinage metals; The zinc group; Radiochemical, nuclear and other experiments; Appendices.