Inorganic Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry

3rd Edition - October 30, 2019

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  • Author: James House
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128143704
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128143698

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Inorganic Chemistry, Third Edition, emphasizes fundamental principles, including molecular structure, acid-base chemistry, coordination chemistry, ligand field theory and solid state chemistry. The book is organized into five major themes: structure, condensed phases, solution chemistry, main group and coordination compounds, each of which is explored with a balance of topics in theoretical and descriptive chemistry. Topics covered include the hard-soft interaction principle to explain hydrogen bond strengths, the strengths of acids and bases, and the stability of coordination compounds, etc. Each chapter opens with narrative introductions and includes figures, tables and end-of-chapter problem sets. This new edition features updates throughout, with an emphasis on bioinorganic chemistry and a new chapter on nanostructures and graphene. In addition, more in-text worked-out examples encourage active learning and prepare students for exams. This text is ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate-level students enrolled in the Inorganic Chemistry course.

Key Features

  • Includes physical chemistry to show the relevant principles from bonding theory and thermodynamics
  • Emphasizes the chemical characteristics of main group elements and coordination chemistry
  • Presents chapters that open with narrative introductions, figures, tables and end-of-chapter problem sets


Senior chemistry majors taking the regular sequence of courses. It will also be useful to first year graduate students or for prospective graduate students studying for entrance and GRE exams

Table of Contents

  • 1. Light, Electrons, and Nuclei
    2. Basic Quantum Mechanics and Atomic Structure
    3. Covalent Bonding in Diatomic Molecules
    4. A Survey of Inorganic Structures and Bonding
    5. Symmetry and Molecular Orbitals
    6. Dipole Moments and Intermolecular Interactions
    7. Ionic Bonding and Structures of Solids
    8. Dynamic Processes in Inorganic Solids
    9. Acid-Base Chemistry
    10. Chemistry in Nonaqueous Solvent
    11. Chemistry of Metallic Elements
    12. Organometallic Compounds of Main Group Elements
    13. Chemistry of Nonmetallic Elements I. Hydrogen, Boron, Oxygen and Carbon
    14. Chemistry of Nonmetallic Elements II. Groups IVA and VA
    15. Chemistry of Nonmetallic Elements III. Groups VIA -VIIIA
    16. Introduction to Coordination Chemistry
    17. Ligand Fields and Molecular Orbitals
    18. Interpretation of Spectra
    19. Composition and Stability of Complexes
    20. Synthesis and Reactions of Coordination Compounds
    21. Complexes Containing Metal-Carbon and Metal-Metal Bonds
    22. Coordination Compounds in Catalysis
    23. Bioinorganic Chemistry

Product details

  • No. of pages: 978
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: October 30, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128143704
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128143698

About the Author

James House

J.E. House is Scholar in Residence, Illinois Wesleyan University, and Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, Illinois State University. He received BS and MA degrees from Southern Illinois University and the PhD from the University of Illinois, Urbana. In his 32 years at Illinois State, he taught a variety of courses in inorganic and physical chemistry. He has authored almost 150 publications in chemistry journals, many dealing with reactions in solid materials, as well as books on chemical kinetics, quantum mechanics, and inorganic chemistry. He was elected Professor of the Year in 2011 by the student body at Illinois Wesleyan University. He has also been elected to the Southern Illinois University Chemistry Alumni Hall of Fame. He is the Series Editor for Elsevier's Developments in Physical & Theoretical Chemistry series, and a member of the editorial board of The Chemical Educator.

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, Illinois State University, Normal, IL; and Scholar in Residence, Chemistry, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL, USA

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