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Inorganic Chemistry - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780408108225, 9781483182827

Inorganic Chemistry

1st Edition

Butterworths Intermediate Chemistry

Authors: C. Chambers A. K. Holliday
eBook ISBN: 9781483182827
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 23rd June 1982
Page Count: 410
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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




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23rd June 1982
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C. Chambers

A. K. Holliday

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