Inorganic Chemistry Paperback – 9 Nov 2000
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This new title from Catherine Housecroft and Alan Sharpe offers a fresh and exciting approach to teaching modern inorganic chemistry. Inorganic Chemistry 1e gives a clear introduction to key principles with strong coverage of descriptive chemistry of the elements. Special selected topics chapters are included covering kinetics and mechanism, catalysis, solid state chemistry and bioinorganic chemistry.
The attractive two-colour text and three-dimensional illustrations bring inorganic chemistry to life, with over 140 topic boxes, many covering applications of inorganic chemicals in industry, day-to-day life and the laboratory, and environmental and biological resources.
Teaching aids throughout the text have been carefully designed to help students learn effectively. The many worked examples take students through each calculation or exercise step by step, and are followed by related self-study exercises tackling similar problems with answers to help develop their confidence. In addition, 560 end-of-chapter problems reinforce learning and develop subject knowledge and skills. Definitions boxes, checklists and chapter summaries provide excellent revision aids while further reading suggestions from topical articles to recent literature papers will encourage students to explore topics in more depth.
· A Solutions Manual with detailed solutions to all end-of-chapter problems within the text is available for purchase separately ISBN 0582 310849
Catherine E. Housecroft is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Birmingham, UK, Executive Editor of Polyhedron, a former Associate Editor of Coordination Chemistry Reviews and author of a number of textbooks. She has extensive teaching experience in the UK, Switzerland , South Africa and the USA. Alan G. Sharpe is a Fellow of Jesus College, University of Cambridge, UK and has had many years of experience teaching Inorganic Chemistry to undergraduates
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The layout is pretty confusing. Some topics are mixed up with others, making the text difficult to follow. The content is not categorised in a way that allows for quick note taking when trying to revise. Relative to the course organic text book (Clayden et al) this really is a poor effort. You are better off with wikipedia and the relevant OCP inorganic primers. Seriously!
d-Block Chemistry (Oxford Chemistry Primers)
Periodicity and the s- and p-Block Elements (Oxford Chemistry Primers) etc...
It is easy to read, to the point and doesn't fill your head with all of the vocab from other subjects like maths (If I wanted to know all of the ins and outs of maths I would have done the subject), and just focuses on the information that is required for Chemistry and if you need to know more then there are most advanced texts out there waiting for you in your libraries, which is great since there is a reference and further reading section at the end of each chapter, to point you in the direction you will need to get your hands on the extra books and journals you might want to look at.
Funny enough this book actually does a better job at explaining the beginning of quantum chemistry that is required of my Physical Chemistry course than the required reading for the Physical Chemistry course itself.
I think this book is great, just have to look out at how it will fair in a year or so when we start doing the heavy stuff.
It adds up to a rather nifty book that's ideal for all chemists, either as a gateway to a specialty in that field or as a book-shelf reference text for the organic chemist who needs to a quick and easy way to fill gaps.
Personaly, I'd overhaul the whole thing - having said that there are some intresting and well written parts (sady few), and what is actualy in there is still chemistry. This makes this potentaly a good refrence book but not necassarly a good textbook for learning from.
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