Chemistry of the Elements

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Elsevier, Dec 2, 2012 - Science - 1600 pages
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When this innovative textbook first appeared in 1984 it rapidly became a great success throughout the world and has already been translated into several European and Asian languages. Now the authors have completely revised and updated the text, including more than 2000 new literature references to work published since the first edition. No page has been left unaltered but the novel features which proved so attractive have been retained. The book presents a balanced, coherent and comprehensive account of the chemistry of the elements for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. This crucial central area of chemistry is full of ingenious experiments, intriguing compounds and exciting new discoveries. The authors specifically avoid the term `inorganic chemistry' since this evokes an outmoded view of chemistry which is no longer appropriate in the final decade of the 20th century.

Accordingly, the book covers not only the 'inorganic' chemistry of the elements, but also analytical, theoretical, industrial, organometallic, bio-inorganic and other cognate areas of chemistry. The authors have broken with recent tradition in the teaching of their subject and adopted a new and highly successful approach based on descriptive chemistry. The chemistry of the elements is still discussed within the context of an underlying theoretical framework, giving cohesion and structure to the text, but at all times the chemical facts are emphasized. Students are invited to enter the exciting world of chemical phenomena with a sound knowledge and understanding of the subject, to approach experimentation with an open mind, and to assess observations reliably. This is a book that students will not only value during their formal education, but will keep and refer to throughout their careers as chemists.


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Contents

Chapter 21 Titanium Zirconium and Hafnium
954
Chapter 22 Vanadium Niobium and Tantalum
976
Chapter 23 Chromium Molybdenum and Tungsten
1002
Chapter 24 Manganese Technetium and Rhenium
1040
Chapter 25 Iron Ruthenium and Osmium
1070
Chapter 26 Cobalt Rhodium and Iridium
1113
Chapter 27 Nickel Palladium and Platinum
1144
Chapter 28 Copper Silver and Gold
1173

Chapter 9 Silicon
328
Chapter 10 Germanium Tin and Lead
367
Chapter 11 Nitrogen
406
Chapter 12 Phosphorus
473
Chapter 13 Arsenic Antimony and Bismuth
547
Chapter 14 Oxygen
600
Chapter 15 Sulfur
645
Chapter 16 Selenium Tellurium and Polonium
747
Fluorine Chlorine Bromine Iodine and Astatine
789
Helium Neon Argon Krypton Xenon and Radon
888
Chapter 19 Coordination and Organometallic Compounds
905
Chapter 20 Scandium Yttrium Lanthanum and Actinium
944
Chapter 29 Zinc Cadmium and Mercury
1201
Chapter 30 The Lanthanide Elements Z5871
1227
Chapter 31 The Actinide and Transactinide Elements Z90112
1250
Atomic Orbitals
1285
Symmetry Elements Symmetry Operations and Point Groups
1290
Some NonSi Units
1293
Abundance of Elements in Crustal Rocks
1294
Effective Ionic Radii
1295
Nobel Prize for Chemistry
1296
Nobel Prize for Physics
1300
Index
1305
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