The Chemistry of Carbon - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080187860, 9781483151946

The Chemistry of Carbon

1st Edition

Organometallic Chemistry

Authors: A. K. Holliday G. Hughes S. M. Walker
eBook ISBN: 9781483151946
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1973
Page Count: 165
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The Chemistry of Carbon: Organometallic Chemistry is a specialist's selection of certain chapters in Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry comprising five volumes.
This book contains corrections and added prefatory material and individual indices. This volume deals with carbon (Chapter 13) and describes organic chemistry of the metallic elements (Chapter 14). Carbon is unique in its ability to form strong chemical bonds with itself or other elements. Graphite and diamonds are some elementary forms of carbon. Chapter 14 discusses the basis for a qualitative, comparative description of the organic chemistry of metals and any inorganic chemistry found common in them. The book uses the covalent model in describing both bondings made in most organometallic compounds and inorganic derivatives. The text also discusses the atoms in molecules, particularly in a molecular ion, as having both ligands X and a central atom M. A table then shows the classification of some common ligands, grouping them according to the number of valence electrons that make up their bonding. The text then explains the general trends in the chemistry of the main group elements of the Periodic Table that contain ns and np orbitals in their valence shells. The book also discusses some atomic properties, their consequences, and the occurrence of unpaired electrons in organo transition metal complexes.
This book will be valuable for students and professors dealing with general chemistry, gemologists, molecular scientists, and researchers.

Table of Contents

Preface Carbon

1. The Element 2. Carbides 3. Compounds 4. Graphite Graphite Compounds

An Introduction to the Organic Chemistry of the Metallic Elements

1. Introduction 2. Atoms in Molecules 3. The Classification of Ligands 4. General Trends in the Chemistry of the Main Group Elements 5. General Trends in the Chemistry of the d-Block Transition Metals

Index Contents of Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry Independent Opinion


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