About The Book Inorganic Chemistry
This comprehensive text covers the course curriculum of inorganic chemistry for undergraduate (honours) and postgraduate students. It explains the traditional concepts and principles of chemistry as well as the properties and reactions of the elements and their compounds.
Divided into four parts, the book gives a cohesive knowledge about chemistry beginning with the atomic structure, bonding and molecules and then proceeding to a study of physical and chemical properties of non-transition and transition elements, and finally concluding with some special topics and emerging areas of inorganic chemistry such as non-aqueous solvents, organometallic compounds and bioinorganic chemistry. The structures of compounds have been discussed in the light of advances in structural inorganic chemistry including valence bond, molecular orbital theory and more particularly ligand field theory.
The book explains the subject in a clear, direct and understandable way to the students. It is profusely illustrated and provides numerous chapter-end exercises aimed at developing a sound understanding of the subject.
Table of Contents:
Preface. PART ONE: FUNDAMENTALS OF INORGANIC CHEMISTRY1. The Atom. 2. Elements and their Cosmic Genesis. 3. Atomic Structure. 4. Periodic Table. 5. Theories of Chemical Bonding. 6. Molecular Symmetry and Group Theory. PART TWO: CHEMISTRY OF NON-TRANSITION ELEMENTS7. Hydrogen. 8. Elements of Group 1Alkali Metals [Lithium, Sodium, Potassium, Rubidium, Caesium and Francium]. 9. Elements of Group 2Alkaline Earth Metals [Beryllium, Magnesium, Calcium, Strontium, Barium and Radium]. 10. Elements of Group 13 [Boron, Aluminium, Gallium, Indium and Thallium]. 11. Elements of Group 14 [Carbon, Silicon, Germanium, Tin and Lead]. 12. Elements of Group 15 [Nitrogen]. 13. Elements of Group 16 [Oxygen]. 14. Elements of Group 17 [Halogens]. 15. Elements of Group 18 [Noble Gases]. PART THREE: CHEMISTRY OF TRANSITION ELEMENTS16. Transition Metals and Co-ordination Compounds. 17. Theories of Transition Metal Complexes. 18. Kinetics and Mechanism of Inorganic Reactions. 19. Scandium. 20. Titanium. 21. Vanadium. 22. Chromium. 23. Manganese. 24. Iron. 25. Cobalt. 26. Nickel. 27. Copper. 28. Silver and Gold. 29. Zinc, Cadmium and Mercury. 30. Yttrium. 31. Zirconium and Hafnium. 32. Niobium and Tantalum. 33. Molybdenum and Tungsten. 34. Technetium and Rhenium. 35. Ruthenium and Osmium. 36. Rhodium and Iridium. 37. Palladium and Platinum. 38. Lanthanide and Actinide Elements. PART FOUR: SOME SPECIAL TOPICS39. Non-aqueous Solvents. 40. Organo-metallic Compounds. 41. Complexes of -acceptor Ligands. 42. Bioinorganic Chemistry. Index.