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This bestselling text introduces descriptive inorganic chemistry in a less rigorous, less mathematical way.  The book uses the periodic table as basis for understanding chemical properties and uncovering relationships between elements in different groups.  Unique in Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry is the chapter tying numerous trends and commonalities between the groups. 


Rayner-Canham and Overton's text also familiarizes students with the historical background of inorganic chemistry as well as with its crucial applications (especially in regard to industrial processes and environmental issues), resulting in a comprehensive appreciation and understanding of the field and the role it will play in their fields of further study. 

Table of Contents

    1. The Electronic Structure of the Atom: A Review

    2. An Overview of the Periodic Table

    3. Covalent Bonding

    4. Metallic Bonding

    5. Ionic Bonding

    6. Inorganic Thermodynamics

    7. Acids and Bases

    8. Oxidation and Reduction

    9. Periodic Patterns

    10. Hydrogen

    11. The Group 1 Elements: The Alkali Metals

    12. The Group 2 Elements: The Alkaline Earth Metals

    13. The Group 13 Elements

    14. The Group 14 Elements

    15. The Group 15 Elements

    16. The Group 16 Elements

    17. The Group 17 Elements: The Halogens

    18. The Group 18 Elements: The Noble Gases

    19. Introduction to Transition Metal Complexes

    20. Properties of Transition Metals

    21. The Group 12 Elements

    23. The Rare Earth and Actinoid Elements (web only)


Product Details

Rayner-canham, Geoffrey
W.H. Freeman & Company
Overton, Tina
Rayner-Canham, Geoff
Rayner-Canham, Geoffrey William
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Chemistry - Inorganic
Chemistry - General
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Fourth Edition
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Grade Level:
College/higher education:
10.13 x 8.00 in

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