Main Group Chemistry
Royal Society of Chemistry, 2000 - Science - 196 pages
Main Group Chemistry covers the chemistry of the s- and p-block elements, together with a brief chapter on the chemistry of zinc, cadmium and mercury, often classified as main group elements rather than as transition elements. The Periodic Table is an important predictive tool in main group chemistry and in this book, forms the basis for describing the trends and variations in the chemistry of the elements. Introductory material covers the basic principles behind the Periodic Table, bonding, electronegativity and VSEPR (Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion) theory. The chemistry of various groups of elements is then discussed. The book incorporates a valuable chapter on inorganic polymers, discussing the chemistry of materials such as silicates, silicones, phosphazenes and diamond. Additional material is available on the website at www.rsc.org/tct Ideal for the needs of undergraduate chemistry students, Tutorial Chemistry Texts is a major series consisting of short, single topic or modular texts concentrating on the fundamental areas of chemistry taught in undergraduate science courses. Each book provides a concise account of the basic principles underlying a given subject, embodying an independent-learning philosophy and including worked examples.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Some Aspects of Structure and Bonding in Main
The Chemistry of Hydrogen
Calcium Strontium Barium and Radium
Phosphorus Arsenic Antimony and Bismuth
Other editions - View all
acid alkali metals allotropes aluminium ammonia Angew anion aqueous astatine beryllium bipyramid boiling point bond angles bond energy boron bromine carbon cations central atom charge Chem chemistry chlorine complexes compounds containing covalent decrease e.g. equation elec electron pairs electronegativity example fluoride give Group 14 Group 14 elements Group 2 metals halides halogens heating hydrated hydrides hydrogen bonding hydrolysis hydroxide Inorganic iodine ionic ionization energies isoelectronic kJ mol lattice energy ligands lithium lone pair main group elements molecular molecule nitride nitrogen noble gas occurs orbitals oxidizing agents oxyacids oxyanions oxygen p-block p-block elements Periodic Table phosphorus polymeric polymers Predict Problem react reaction reactive salts Section selenium shape shown in Figure silicate silicon sodium solid soluble solution solvated species stable structure sulfur synthesis tellurium tetrahedral trigonal unstable valence electrons valence shell VSEPR xenon zinc