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Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry [Hardcover]

Geoff Rayner-Canham , Tina Overton

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8 Mar 2010 1429218142 978-1429218146 5th edition
This is a less strenuous and mathematical introduction to inorganic chemistry, using the periodic table as its basis. It gives the historical background, crucial and current applications in industry and the environment, and is fully updated. (This title is market restricted. Please consult your sales representative for availability.)

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A less strenuous introduction to inorganic chemistry that helps students understand the relationships between chemical elements, the history of the discipline and cutting-edge applications

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This text is for introductory descriptive-based inorganic chemistry courses. From basic concepts to systematic coverage of specific elements and compounds, the book uses the periodic table as a framework for understanding chemical properties and relationships between elements in different groups. Students will also become familiar with the rich history of inorganic chemistry as well as crucial applications, especially with regard to industrial processes and environmental issues.

Contents: The Electronic Structure of the Atom: A Review

An Overview of the Periodic Table

Covalent Bonding

Metallic Bonding

Ionic Bonding

Inorganic Thermodynamics


Acids and Bases

Oxidation and Reduction

The Group 1 Elements: The Alkali Metals

The Group 2 Elements: The Alkaline Earth Metals

The Group 13 Elements

The Group 14 Elements

The Group 15 Elements

The Group 16 Elements

The Group 17 Elements: The Halogens

The Group 18 Elements: The Noble Gases

Introduction to Transition Metal Complexes

Properties of the Transition Metals

The Group 12 Elements

The Rare Earth and Actinoid Elements --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Amazon.com: 3.8 out of 5 stars  5 reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book for studying. 29 Dec 2013
By lenmaster93 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Some chemistry texts can be a little confusing but this one does good job of describing the main concepts of inorganic chemistry.
4.0 out of 5 stars Chemistry 27 April 2013
By Amanda Chavez - Published on Amazon.com
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Good book and explaining nice illustrations. It is in perfect condition . The author could have explained more to help students
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars For Inorganic Class 26 Sep 2010
By Cindy Wang - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Not the best book out there, but good enough. It's helped me in my inorganic classes.
3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Typo on the Periodic Table 6 Oct 2011
By Books First - Published on Amazon.com
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I am a diligent, dream student. I have read many chemistry textbooks thoroughly even after the class to refresh my understanding of material. I seldom sell back a textbook that I enjoyed or learned a great deal from, but this book is being sold as soon as I get my A. The inside cover has a typo on the periodic table listing Ti twice in stead of Tl. I counted numerous other errors in a fifth edition.

This book is simply not friendly. There are icons of VIDEO CLIPS in blue, but no explanation to where the video can be found (no CD/DVD included or a website mentioned). Where I would instinctive look for a picture of an aluminum chloride hexahydrate, I had to Google. Simple trends that could be illustrated with a miniature periodic table and an arrow pointing in the appropriate direction were instead explained in elevated, high brow language. I had to work very hard to extract information from this textbook because it was presented poorly.

Please select another book if you are a professor.
0 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect 29 Sep 2011
By retrogamer545 - Published on Amazon.com
This was a great product, the pages were all in good condition and the overall condition of the book was exactly what i had asked for. Also the delivery was prompt.
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