This book consists of over 300 problems (and their solutions) in structural inorganic chemistry at the senior undergraduate and beginning graduate level. The topics covered comprise Atomic and Molecular Electronic States, Atomic Orbitals, Hybrid Orbitals, Molecular Symmetry, Molecular Geometry and Bonding, Crystal Field Theory, Molecular Orbital Theory, Vibrational Spectroscopy, and Crystal Structure. The central theme running through these topics is symmetry,
molecular or crystalline.
The problems collected in this volume originate in examination papers and take-home assignments that have been part of the teaching of the book's two senior authors' at The Chinese University of Hong Kong over the past four decades. The authors' courses include Chemical Bonding, Elementary Quantum Chemistry, Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, X-Ray Crystallography, etc. The problems have been tested by generations of students taking these courses.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 326
Weight: 888 g
Dimensions: 249 x 194 x 22 mm
For the teacher, the authors have produced a splendid bank of questions and complete answers. Even more, this work will provide the inspiration for the generation of many more problems that lecturers will undoubtedly be able to tailor to their own courses in these general areas,which remain at the core of modern teaching in inorganic chemistry. For libraries, individual academics and for research groups alike, this book of Problems in Structural Inorganic Chemistry
is an essential purchase as an accompaniment to the main text of Advanced Structural Inorganic Chemistry. * David Collison, Crystallography Reviews *
The outstanding quality of the content, the high quality printing and the affordable paperback edition make Problems in Structural Inorganic Chemistry highly attractive for students and instructors especially in inorganic and physical chemistry. * Michael Ruck, Acta Crystallographica Section B d *
'Challenging but well explained by the comprehensive solutions [...] A valuable resource for both students and lecturers.' * Chemistry World *