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Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry - 2nd edition

Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry (ISBN10: 0716735539; ISBN13: 9780716735533)
ISBN13: 978-0716735533
ISBN10: 0716735539

Summary: The new edition of Geoff Rayner-Canham's bestselling text again sets the standard for the introductory-level, descriptive-based inorganic chemistry course. Moving 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 uncovering little-recognized relationships between elements in different groups. The book also familiarizes students with the rich historic ...show moreal background of inorganic chemistry as well as with crucial applications, especially in regards to industrial processes and environmental issues.

  • Emphasis on trends across the periodic table
  • Significant attention to industrial processes
  • End-of-chapter review questions have students compare and contrast properties of various compounds
  • Boxes highlight interesting, little-known facts about chemicals and chemists
  • The expanded coverage of applications includes eight new color applications-based features, plus additional discussions on topics in materials science, atmospheric chemistry, industrial chemistry, and bioinorganic chemistry.
  • "Beyond the Basics" problems requiring critical thinking, have been added at the ends of chapters, to help professors make their courses more challenging and less memory based.
  • The increased use of the periodic table builds on the book's established framework to reveal even even more aspects of periodicity.
  • A new emphasis on hard-soft/acid-base concept brings in ideas increasingly being used to explain the properties and behavior of inorganic compounds. Complete new sections on this topic have been added to chapters 8 and 18.
  • Expanded chapters on bonding provide a more thorough introduction.
  • End-of-Chapter Additional Resources can be used in essay assignments.
  • Revised IUPAC-ACS symbols and names for postacinoid elements are now used throughout.
  • Appendix Data Tables help students tackle quantitative problems without having to search for the appropriate data from other sources.
  • Element Reaction Flow-Charts at the end of each descriptive chapter, help students recall the large number and wide variety of chemical reactions and see how they are related.
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Edition/Copyright: 2ND 00
Cover: Hardcover
Publisher: W.H. Freeman
Published: 01/01/1999
International: No

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