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d- and f-Block Chemistry - Tutorial Chemistry Texts (Paperback)
  • d- and f-Block Chemistry - Tutorial Chemistry Texts (Paperback)

d- and f-Block Chemistry - Tutorial Chemistry Texts (Paperback)

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Paperback 184 Pages / Published: 16/02/2001
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With an emphasis on co-ordination compounds, d- and f-Block Chemistry aims to provide an introduction to the principles underlying the chemistry of the d- and f-block metals. It briefly describes the origins, uses and importance of these elements before considering the factors underlying their chemical properties. The book describes aspects of structure, bonding, chemical thermodynamics and spectroscopy, which underpin studies of the chemistry of these elements. Examples are drawn from different parts of the d- or f-blocks to illustrate particular points and study questions allow students to practice the application of the principles they have learned. The text assumes a basic knowledge of symmetry, atomic structure, thermodynamics and electrode potentials. A familiarity with the qualitative use of the molecular orbital approach to bonding is also assumed, although an understanding of group theory is not essential. The material is aimed at first and second year undergraduates, with a view to providing a basis for more advanced studies of the reactions, electronic structures, spectra and magnetism of transition metal complexes. Additional material is available on the website at Ideal for the needs of undergraduate chemistry students, Tutorial Chemistry Texts is a major series consisting of short, single topic or modular texts concentrating on the fundamental areas of chemistry taught in undergraduate science courses. Each book provides a concise account of the basic principles underlying a given subject, embodying an independent-learning philosophy and including worked examples.

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN: 9780854046379
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 9 mm

"... well constructed, with a good layout and easy to follow ..." * Aslib Book Guide, Vol 66, No 6, June 2001 *
"The author sublimely walks the reader ... from the basics, like what is a transition metal? to more complex magnetisation and electronic spectra of transition metal complexes ... an excellent book for students starting out in transition metal chemistry." * Chem@Cam, Issue 12, Autumn 2001, p 14 *
"... a worthwhile purchase for any undergraduate student embarking on an introductory course in transition metal chemistry." * Angewandte Chemie, International Edition, Vol 41, No 3, 1 February 2002 *
"... a helpful, systematic introduction ..." * The Times Higher Educational Supplement, 1 March 2002 *
"... an accessible reference guide to the principles underlying the chemistry of the d- and f-block elements ... As a text to support d-block chemistry this book hits the mark." * Education in Chemistry, September 2002 *
"I highly recommend this text for anyone needing a brief introduction to the chemistry of the d- and f-block elements." * Journal of Chemical Education, Vol 78, No 11, November 2001, p 1468 *
"I was impressed by the clarity of explanation and presentation ... provides the student with an adequate background to tackle more advanced texts." * Physical Sciences Educational Reviews, Vol 4, Issue 2, p 14 *

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