Inorganic chemistry for dummies® (paperback)
Auteurs : Matson Michael, Orbaek Alvin W.
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.
Part I: Reviewing Some General Chemistry 7
Chapter 1: Introducing Inorganic Chemistry 9
Chapter 2: Following the Leader: Atomic Structure and Periodic Trends 21
Chapter 3: The United States of Oxidation 39
Chapter 4: Gone Fission: Nuclear Chemistry 53
Chapter 5: The ABCs: Acid–Base Chemistry 69
Part II: Rules of Attraction: Chemical Bonding 81
Chapter 6: 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 121
Chapter 9: Clinging to Complex Ions: Coordination Complexes 143
Part III: It’s Elemental: Dining at the Periodic Table 159
Chapter 10: What the H? Hydrogen! 161
Chapter 11: Earning Your Salt: The Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals 171
Chapter 12: The Main Groups 183
Chapter 13: Bridging Two Sides of the Periodic Table: The Transition Metals 207
Chapter 14: Finding What Lies Beneath: The Lanthanides and Actinides 221
Part IV: Special Topics 233
Chapter 15: Not Quite Organic, Not Quite Inorganic: Organometallics 235
Chapter 16: Accelerating Change: Catalysts 253
Chapter 17: Bioinorganic Chemistry: Finding Metals in Living Systems 267
Chapter 18: Living in a Materials World: Solid–State Chemistry 287
Chapter 19: Nanotechnology 305
Part V: The Part of Tens 313
Chapter 20: Ten Nobels 315
Chapter 21: Tools of the Trade: Ten Instrumental Techniques 319
Chapter 22: Ten Experiments 323
Chapter 23: Ten Inorganic Household Products 329
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.
Date de parution : 07-2013
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