The Chemistry of Lithium, Sodium, Potassium, Rubidium, Cesium and Francium

The Chemistry of Lithium, Sodium, Potassium, Rubidium, Cesium and Francium

Pergamon Texts in Inorganic Chemistry

1st Edition - January 1, 1973

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  • Authors: William A. Hart, O. F. Beumel, Thomas P. Whaley
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483187570

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The Chemistry of Lithium, Sodium, Potassium, Rubidium, Cesium, and Francium studies the physical and chemical properties of the elements listed in the title, including their chemical compounds and reactions. This book first features lithium, including its characterization, metals, and compounds. This topic is followed by discussions on the remaining featured elements in this text, encompassing their discovery and history, occurrence and distribution, and production. Then, this text presents the chemistry and chemical properties of the elements, specifically discussing topics such as the reactions of the metals, intermetallic compounds, hydrides, halides, cyanides and cyanates, and oxides and peroxides. The last two chapters examine biological activity and analytical chemistry of the elements. This book will be valuable to students and experts in the field of chemistry, as well as those in related fields.

Table of Contents

  • Preface


    1. The Element

    2. Lithium Metal

    3. Lithium Compounds


    Inorganic Lithium Compounds

    Organic Lithium Compounds

    Sodium, Potassium, Rubidium, Cesium and Francium

    1. Discovery and History

    2. Occurrence and Distribution

    3. Production and Industrial Use of Metals

    4. Nuclear Properties

    5. Physical Properties of the Metals

    6. Chemistry and Chemical Properties

    Reactions of the Metals

    Inter-metallic Compounds



    Cyanides and Cyanates

    Oxides and Peroxides

    Hydroxides and Oxyacids

    Sulphides, Selenides and Tellurides

    Azides, Nitrides, Phosphides and Amides

    Carbides, Silicides, Germanides and Borides



    Salts of Organic Acids

    Silicates and Aluminosilicates

    Nitrites and Nitrates

    Phosphites and Phosphates

    Sulphates, Sulphites, Thiosulphates, etc.

    Hypohalites, Halites, Halates and Perhalates

    Organometallic Compounds


    7. Biological Activity

    8. Analytical Chemistry


    Contents of Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry

    Independent Opinion

Product details

  • No. of pages: 215
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1973
  • Published: January 1, 1973
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483187570

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William A. Hart

O. F. Beumel

Thomas P. Whaley

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