The Chemistry of Fluorine - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080187846, 9781483146423

The Chemistry of Fluorine

1st Edition

Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry

Authors: T. A. O'Donnell
eBook ISBN: 9781483146423
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1973
Page Count: 111
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Pergamon Texts in Inorganic Chemistry, Volume 5: The Chemistry of Fluorine comprises a series of reviews on the physical and chemical properties of fluorine compounds. This book discusses the general properties of fluorine and fluorides; hydrogen fluoride solvent system; ionization in halogen fluorides; fluorides of main group elements; and chemical reactivity of higher fluorides of d- and f-transition elements. The production of elemental fluorine; acidity of hydrogen fluoride; preparative reactions in halogen fluorides; specificity of fluorination in rare gas reactivity; and bonding and structure in higher transition metal are also elaborated in this text. This publication is intended for chemical engineering students and chemists researching on the characteristics of fluorine and fluorides.

Table of Contents



1. General Properties of Fluorine and Fluorides

Discovery of the Element

Occurrence and Industrial Applications

Production of Elemental Fluorine

Manipulation of Fluorine and Fluorides in the Laboratory

Fluorine Isotopes

Physical Properties of Fluorine

Chemical Reactivity of Fluorine

Biological Activity of Fluorides

Analytical Chemistry of Fluorine and Fluorides

2. The Hydrogen Fluoride Solvent System

Physical Properties of Hydrogen Fluoride

Self-Ionization in Hydrogen Fluoride

Acidity of Hydrogen Fluoride

Solution Processes in Hydrogen Fluoride

3. Ionization in Halogen Fluorides

Self-Ionization and Solution Processes

Preparative Reactions in Halogen Fluorides

Fluoroanions of Halogens

Fluorocations of Halogens

4. Fluorides of Main Group Elements

Physical Properties and Structures of Fluorides

Ionic Fluorides of Groups I and II

The "Inert Pair Effect" and the Fluorides of Groups III-V

Catenation in Group VI Fluorides

Higher Oxidation States in Group VI and VII Fluorides

Specificity of Fluorination in Rare Gas Reactivity

Fluoro-Complexes and Mixed Halides

Fluorine Bridging

5. Chemical Reactivity of Higher Fluorides of d- and f-Transition Elements

General Methods of Preparation of Transition Metal Fluorides

Thermodynamic Stability of d-Transition Metal Fluorides

Chemical Reactivity of Higher Fluorides of d-Transition Metals

Thermodynamic Stability of f-Transition Metal Fluorides

Chemical Reactivity of Higher Fluorides of f-Transition Elements

Bonding and Structure in Higher Transition Metal Fluorides


Contents of Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry

Independent Opinion


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