Inorganic Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry

Butterworths Intermediate Chemistry

1st Edition - June 23, 1982

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  • Authors: C. Chambers, A. K. Holliday
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483182827

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Inorganic Chemistry discusses the fundamental aspects of understanding inorganic substances. The book is comprised of 15 chapters that cover both the historical background and industrial processes of various elements. The text first discusses the periodic table, and then proceeds to tackling structure and bonding. Next, the book covers energetics, acids, and bases. The remaining chapters cover the elements starting from hydrogen, and then proceeds to the groups. The book also covers the noble gases and transition elements. The text will be of great use to students of chemistry courses. Researchers and practitioners of chemistry related discipline will also benefit from the book.

Table of Contents

  • 1 The Periodic Table

    1.1 Development of Ideas

    1.2 Periodicity of Physical and Chemical Properties

    1.3 Atomic Spectra and Atomic Structure

    1.4 Wave Mechanics

    1.5 The Modern Periodic Table

    1.6 Features of the Periodic Table

    1.7 Uses of the Periodic Table



    2 Structure and Bonding

    2.1 The Nature of the Problem

    2.2 The Electronic Theory of Valency

    2.3 Electron Transfer Bonding—Electrovalency

    2.4 Bonding by Electron Sharing—Covalency

    2.5 The Strength of Covalent Bonds: Bond Energies

    2.6 Covalent Bond Lengths

    2.7 Electronegativity

    2.8 Hydrogen Bonding

    2.9 The Modern Theory of the Covalent Bond

    2.10 The Bonding in Metals

    2.11 Bonding in Transition Metal Complexes

    2.12 The Color of Inorganic Compounds



    3 Energetics

    3.1 Chemical Stability

    3.2 Free Energy and Equilibria

    3.3 Free Energy and Entropy

    3.4 Factors Contributing to the Enthalpy of Reaction


    4 Acids and Bases: Oxidation and Reduction

    4.1 Protonic Acids and Bases

    4.2 Other Concepts of Acids and Bases

    4.3 Reduction-Oxidation Processes

    4.4 Tests for Reducing and Oxidizing Agents



    5 Hydrogen

    5.1 Reactions with Electropositive Metals

    5.2 Reactions with Transition Metals

    5.3 Reactions with Non-Metals and Weakly Electropositive Metals

    5.4 Complex Hydrides

    5.5 Atomic Hydrogen

    5.6 Deuterium

    5.7 Tests for Hydrogen

    5.8 Hydrogen on the Large Scale



    6 Groups I and II: Lithium, Sodium, Potassium, Rubidium, Cesium, Beryllium, Magnesium, Calcium, Strontium and Barium

    6.1 The Elements

    6.2 Compounds of Group I and II Elements

    6.3 The Carbonates and Hydrogencarbonates

    6.4 Abnormal Properties of Lithium and Beryllium

    6.5 Tests for the Cations



    7 Group III: Boron, Aluminum, Gallium, Indium and Thallium

    7.1 Oxidation State + 3

    7.2 Oxidation State + 1

    7.3 Co-Ordination Number

    7.5 Compounds of Boron and Aluminum



    8 Group IV: Carbon, Silicon, Germanium, Tin and Lead

    8.1 Summary of General Characteristics

    8.2 Occurrence and Extraction of the Elements

    8.3 Typical Reactions of the Elements

    8.4 Compounds of Group IV Elements

    8.5 Oxides of Group IV Elements

    8.6 Chlorides and Other Important Halides of Group IV Elements

    8.7 Other Important Compounds

    8.8 Tests For Group IV Elements



    9 Group V: Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Arsenic, Antimony and Bismuth

    9.1 Summary Of General Characteristics

    9.2 Occurrence and Extraction of the Elements

    9.3 Properties of the Elements

    9.4 Chemical Reactivity of the Elements

    9.5 Hydrides of Group V Elements

    9.6 Oxides of Group V Elements

    9.7 Oxoacids and Their Salts

    9.8 Halogen Compounds of Group V Elements

    9.9 Tests for Group V Elements



    10 Group VI: Oxygen, Sulphur, Selenium, Tellurium and Polonium

    10.1 Properties of the Elements

    10.2 Occurrence and Extraction of Elements of Group VI

    10.3 Allotropes

    10.4 Chemical Reactivity

    10.5 Uses of the Elements

    10.6 Hydrides of Group VI Elements

    10.7 Binary Compounds

    10.8 Oxides and Oxoacids of Sulphur and Their Salts

    10.9 Oxides and Oxoacids of Selenium and Tellurium

    10.10 Halides

    10.11 Tests for Sulphur



    11 Group VII: The Halogens (Fluorine, Chlorine, Bromine and Iodine)

    11.1 Physical Properties

    11.2 Occurrence and Extraction

    11.3 Characteristic Reactions of the Halogens

    11.4 The Hydrides (Hydrogen Halides)

    11.5 Oxides

    11.6 Oxoacids and Their Salts

    11.7 Halides

    11.8 Interhalogen Compounds and Poly Halides

    11.9 Use of Halogens and Their Compounds

    11.10 Tests for Halides



    12 The Noble Gases (Helium, Neon, Argon, Krypton, Xenon and Radon)

    12.1 Physical Properties

    12.2 Occurrence and Isolation

    12.3 Chemical Properties

    12.4 Uses


    13 The Transition Elements: Scandium to Zinc

    13.1 Physical Properties of the Elements

    13.2 Chemical Properties

    13.3 Coordination Complexes

    13.4 Other Chemical Properties of the Metals

    13.5 Scandium

    13.6 Titanium

    13.7 Vanadium

    13.8 Chromium

    13.9 Manganese

    13.10 Iron

    13.11 Cobalt

    13.12 Nickel

    13.14 Zinc


    14 The Transition Elements of Groups IB and IIB

    14.1 (Copper), Silver and Gold

    14.2 Silver

    14.3 Gold

    14.4 Zinc, Cadmium and Mercury

    14.5 Cadmium

    14.6 Mercury


    15 The Lanthanides and Actinides

    15.1 The Elements beyond the Actinides



Product details

  • No. of pages: 410
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1982
  • Published: June 23, 1982
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483182827

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A. K. Holliday

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