Inorganic Chemistry – Catherine E. Housecroft, Alan G. Sharpe – 2nd Edition


This leading textbook offers a fresh and engaging approach to the teaching of modern inorganic chemistry and gives a clear, well-balanced introduction to the key principles. The second edition provides a full colour text design to bring the subject to life.

This book has established itself as a leading textbook in the subject by offering a fresh and exciting approach to the teaching of modern inorganic chemistry. It gives a clear introduction to key principles with strong coverage of descriptive chemistry of the elements. Special selected topics chapters are included, covering inorganic kinetics and mechanism, catalysis, solid state chemistry and bioinorganic chemistry.

A new full-colour text design and three-dimensional illustrations bring inorganic chemistry to life. Topic boxes have been used extensively throughout the book to relate the chemistry described in the text to everyday life, the chemical industry, environmental issues and legislation, and natural 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, end-of-chapter problems reinforce learning and develop subject knowledge and skills. Definitions boxes and end-of-chapter checklists provide excellent revision aids, while further reading suggestions, from topical articles to recent literature papers, will encourage students to explore topics in more depth.

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

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