Inorganic Chemistry – Catherine E. Housecroft, Alan G. Sharpe – 3rd Edition


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Table of Contents

1 Basic concepts: atoms
2 Basic concepts: molecules
3 Nuclear properties
4 An introduction to molecular symmetry
5 Bonding in polyatomic molecules
6 Structures and energetics of metallic and ionic solids
7 Acids, bases and ions in aqueous solution
8 Reduction and oxidation
9 Non-aqueous media
10 Hydrogen
11 Group 1: the alkali metals
12 The group 2 metals
13 The group 13 elements
14 The group 14 elements
15 The group 15 elements
16 The group 16 elements
17 The group 17 elements
18 The group 18 elements
19 Organometallic compounds of s- and p- block elements
20 d-Block chemistry: general considerations
21 d-Block metal chemistry: coordination complexes
22 d-Block chemistry: the first row metals
23 d-Block metal chemistry: the second and third row metals
24 Organometallic compunds of d-block elements
25 The f-block metals: lanthanoids and actinoids
26 d-Block metal complexes: reaction mechanisms
27 Catalysis and some industrial processes
28 Some aspects of solid state chemistry
29 The trace metals of life
Answers to non-descriptive problems

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