Inorganic Chemistry For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 24, 2013 - Science - 384 pages
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The easy way to get a grip on inorganic chemistry

Inorganic chemistry can be an intimidating subject, but it doesn't have to be! Whether you're currently enrolled in an inorganic chemistry class or you have a background in chemistry and want to expand your knowledge, Inorganic Chemistry For Dummies is the approachable, hands-on guide you can trust for fast, easy learning.

Inorganic Chemistry For Dummies features a thorough introduction to the study of the synthesis and behavior of inorganic and organometallic compounds. In plain English, it explains the principles of inorganic chemistry and includes worked-out problems to enhance your understanding of the key theories and concepts of the field.

  • Presents information in an effective and straightforward manner
  • Covers topics you'll encounter in a typical inorganic chemistry course
  • Provides plain-English explanations of complicated concepts

If you're pursuing a career as a nurse, doctor, or engineer or a lifelong learner looking to make sense of this fascinating subject, Inorganic Chemistry For Dummies is the quick and painless way to master inorganic chemistry.

 

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Contents

Introduction 1
3
Its Elemental Dining at the Periodic Table 159
6
The Part of Tens 313
7
Reviewing Some General Chemistry
9
Following the Leader Atomic Structure
21
Grouping Elements in the Periodic Table 32 Keeping up with periodic trends
33
The United States of Oxidation
39
Introducing Inorganic Chemistry 9 Chapter 2 Following the Leader Atomic Structure and Periodic Trends 21 Chapter 3 The United States of Oxidati...
53
Bridging Two Sides of the Periodic Table
207
Bridging Two Sides of the Periodic Table The Transition Metals 207 Chapter 14 Finding What Lies Beneath The Lanthanides and Actinides
221
Organometallics
235
Special Topics
236
Accelerating Change Catalysts
253
Bioinorganic Chemistry Finding Metals
267
Living in a Materials World SolidState Chemistry
287
Not Quite Organic Not Quite Inorganic Organometallics 235 Chapter 16 Accelerating Change Catalysts 253 Chapter 17 Bioinorganic Chemistry Findi...
305

The ABCs AcidBase Chemistry 69 Part II Rules of Attraction Chemical Bonding
81
Molecular Symmetry and Group Theory
101
Ionic and Metallic Bonding
121
Clinging to Complex Ions Coordination Complexes
143
No Mr Bond I Expect You to π Covalent Bonding 83 Chapter 7 Molecular Symmetry and Group Theory 101 Chapter 8 Ionic and Metallic Bonding ...
159
What the H? Hydrogen
161
Earning Your Salt The Alkali and Alkaline
171
Earning Your Salt The Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals 171 Chapter 12 The Main Groups
183
The Part of Tens
313
Ten Nobels
315
Tools of the Trade Ten Instrumental Techniques
319
Tools of the Trade Ten Instrumental Techniques 319 Chapter 22 Ten Experiments
323
Ten Inorganic Household Products
329
Glossary
335
Index
343
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Michael L. Matson is an assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Houston-Downtown where he instructs Inorganic Chemistry. Alvin W. Orbaek is a research assistant at Rice University, Houston, Texas, where he is completing his PhD in chemistry.

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