The Chemistry of Vanadium, Niobium and Tantalum

The Chemistry of Vanadium, Niobium and Tantalum

Pergamon Texts in Inorganic Chemistry

1st Edition - January 1, 1973

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  • Authors: R. J. H. Clark, D. Brown
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483181707

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The Chemistry of Vanadium, Niobium and Tantalum gives a comprehensive discussion on the discovery, origin, and metallurgical aspects of vanadium, niobium, and tantalum. A section is also focused on the nuclear properties, as well as the physical and chemical properties of each compound. The history and distribution of vanadium, niobium, and tantalum are explored, along with the purification and extraction procedures of the said elements. The book also explores the derivative compounds such as the alloys, hydride, halides, and oxides. Another section of the book is focused on the physical and chemical modifications of the elements that generate such by-products as the cyanides, hydroxides, and sulfides. Different complexes of the elements such as halogeno- and oxyhalogeno-complexes are discussed in detail. The organometallic chemistry of niobium, tantalum, and vanadium are also identified. The book will be a useful tool for chemical engineers, chemical scientists, and students in the field of chemistry.

Table of Contents

  • Preface


    1. The Element

    Discovery and History

    Occurrence and Distribution

    Metallurgical Aspects

    Nuclear Properties

    Physical, Chemical and Biological Properties

    Analytical Chemistry

    2. Compounds



    Halides and Oxyhalides


    Oxovanadium Species



    Sulphides, Selenides and Tellurides

    Nitrides, Azides, Phosphides, Arsenides and Antimonides

    Carbides, Suicides and Borides


    Organometallic Compounds


    Niobium and Tantalum

    1. The Elements

    Introduction and Historical

    Occurrence and Distribution

    Extraction Procedures and Industrial Uses

    Nuclear Properties

    Physical and Chemical Properties of the Metals

    Purification and Analytical Chemistry

    2. Compounds of the Elements




    Halides, Oxyhalides and Halogeno Complexes

    Cyanides, Thiocyanates and Selenocyanates

    Oxides and Anhydrous Mixed Oxides

    Hydroxides and Soluble Niobates(V) and Tantalates(V)

    Sulphides, Selenides and Tellurides

    Nitrides, Phosphides, Arsenides and Antimonides

    Carbides and Suicides


    Nitrates and Nitrato-Complexes

    Phosphites and Phosphates

    Sulphites, Sulphates and Thiosulphates

    Selenites and Selenates


    Organometallic Compounds


    Contents of Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry

    Independent Opinion

Product details

  • No. of pages: 147
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1973
  • Published: January 1, 1973
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483181707

About the Authors

R. J. H. Clark

D. Brown

David Brown, University of Bath, UK

About the Editors

J. C. Bailar

H. J. Emeléus

Affiliations and Expertise

University Chemical laboratory, Cambridge, England

Ronald Nyholm

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