Non-Aqueous Solvents in Inorganic Chemistry

Non-Aqueous Solvents in Inorganic Chemistry

The Commonwealth and International Library: Chemistry Division

1st Edition - January 1, 1965

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  • Authors: A. K. Holliday, A. G. Massey
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483159416

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Non-Aqueous Solvents in Inorganic Chemistry gives a concise treatment of the important inorganic non-aqueous solvents, emphasizing why they do in fact exhibit solvent power, how they are prepared and handled experimentally, how they can be used as media for the synthesis or analysis of inorganic and organometallic compounds, and how far the various acid-base concepts can be useful in accounting for many (but not all) of the reactions observed. This book is intended primarily for the undergraduate reader—both for the intending Chemistry Honours or R.I.C. graduate and the non-specialist student of chemistry. The subject matter is presented in a simple and readable form, without the inclusion of elaborate tables of properties and with the minimum of detail necessary for comprehension. Therefore, those working for the A- and S-level chemistry examinations for the G.C.E. could read much of the book with profit; and the research student who aspires to work in the field of non-aqueous solvents will, it is hoped, find this book a useful introduction to a fascinating branch of inorganic chemistry.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    I. The Nature and Scope of Inorganic Non-aqueous Solvents

    II. Liquid Ammonia

    Solubilities in Liquid Ammonia


    Metals in Liquid Ammonia

    Further Reading

    III. Reactions in Liquid Ammonia

    Reactions of Metal-Ammonia Solutions

    Oxidation Reactions

    Metathetic Reactions

    Titrations in Liquid Ammonia

    Anhydrous Amines as Solvents

    Titrations in Anhydrous Basic Solvents

    Further Reading

    IV. Protonic Solvents

    Leveling Action

    Sulphuric Acid

    Hydrogen Fluoride

    Acetic Acid

    Further Reading

    V. Non-protonic Solvents

    Bromine Trifluoride

    Sulfur Dioxide

    Dinitrogen Tetroxide

    Phosphorus Oxychloride

    Noble Gas Compounds as Ionizing Solvents

    Further Reading

    VI. High Temperature Solvents

    Experimental Methods

    The Structure of Fused Salts and Oxides

    Solutions of Elements in Fused Salts

    Reactions in Fused Salts

    Further Reading


Product details

  • No. of pages: 152
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1965
  • Published: January 1, 1965
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483159416

About the Authors

A. K. Holliday

A. G. Massey

About the Editors

Robert Robinson

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Recently retired from editorship of Canadian Security magazine

H. M. N. H. Irving

L.A.K. Staveley

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