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Inorganic Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry - 4th edition

Inorganic Chemistry - 4th edition

ISBN13: 9780716748786

ISBN10: 0716748789

Inorganic Chemistry by Duward Shriver and Peter Atkins - ISBN 9780716748786
Edition: 4TH 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: W.H. Freeman
International: No
Inorganic Chemistry by Duward Shriver and Peter Atkins - ISBN 9780716748786

ISBN13: 9780716748786

ISBN10: 0716748789

Edition: 4TH 06

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The bestselling textbook inorganic chemistry text on the market covers both theoretical and descriptive aspects of the subject, and emphasizes experimental methods, industrial applications, and modern topics.

New Author Team

  • Joining coauthors Duward Shriver and Peter Atkins are
  • Tina Overton (University of Hull)
  • John Rourke (Warwick University)
  • Mark Weller (University of South Hampton)
  • Fraser Armstrong (Oxford University)
  • with Paul Salvador (Carnegie Mellon Univ), Mike Hagerman (Union College), Ed Stiefel (Princeton Univeristy) and Tom Spiro (Princeton University)

New Chapters

  • New Chapter 1 defines the broad spectrum of inorganic chemistry and indicates to students the overlaps between inorganic, organic and physical chemistry.
  • New Chapter 6, Techniques introduces the ways in which the structure and properties of inorganic materials are determined, with numerous contemporary examples illustrating how these techniques aid our understanding of chemistry.
  • New chapter in Part 3 Frontiers*
  • --*Chapter 24, Nanomaterials, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

New! Inorganic Chemistry web site at

  • Featuring
  • Videos
  • All art and diagrams from the text
  • Online quizzing featuring multiple-choice questions (with instant feedback) for each chapter
  • Sample solutions to some of the problems in the text
  • Primary reference material

New boxes, making the text more current and compelling, highlighting

  • the latest and most interesting applications
  • areas in which inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry overlap and complement each other
  • important laboratory techniques
  • historical aspects of inorganic chemistry

New pedagogy designed to make the material more accessible while sharpening students' problem-solving and critical thinking skills. These include

  • Chapter opening paragraphs connecting the chapter to previous and future topics. These will help students learn central ideas, organize thoughts and tie concepts together.
  • 'Top-line' summaries that clearly state learning objectives at the beginning of each section (formerly bottom line summaries)
  • 'Hints' in problem-solving questions that help students get started in the right direction when working through problems.
  • The Cutting Edge sections at the end of each chapter to help students understand the dynamic nature of inorganic chemistry
  • New end-of-chapter summaries with checkboxes
  • New chapter objectives and key points.
  • Literature-based questions, requiring students to access original published research for the answers.

New richer explanations of mathematics, to bring students up to the appropriate level of understanding the role of math in inorganic chemistry

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Inorganic Chemistry
Fourth Edition
Duward Shriver (Northwestern U.)
Peter Atkins (Lincoln College, Oxford U.)
Part 1 Foundations

1. Atomic structure
2. Molecular structure and bonding
3. The structures of simple solids
4. Acids & bases
5. Oxidation and reduction
6. Physical techniques in inorganic chemistry
7. Molecular symmetry
8. An introduction to coordination compounds

Part 2 The Elements

9. Hydrogen
10. The Group 1 elements
11. The Group 2 elements
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. The d-block metals
19. d-metal complexes Electronic structure & spectra
20. d-metal complexes Reactions in solution
21. d-metal organometallic chemistry
22. The f-block metals

Part 3 Frontiers~

23. Solid state and materials chemistry
24. Nanomaterials, nanoscience and nanotechnology
25. Biological Inorganic chemistry