Inorganic Chemistry (7th edition)

ISBN : 9780198768128

Mark Weller; Tina Overton; Jonathan Rourke; Fraser Armstrong
912 Pages
219 x 276 mm
Pub date
Apr 2018


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  • Written by an experienced and research-active author team, the unique three part structure of this text provides comprehensive coverage of inorganic chemistry from fundamental theory through to cutting-edge interdisciplinary research, making this text the ideal companion for the duration of a student's degree.
  • An extensive range of learning features is provided to support students, including 'notes on good practice', 'brief illustrations', 'context boxes', and 'key points'.
  • Numerous worked examples, self-test questions, exercises, and tutorial problems encourage students to develop vital problem-solving skills.
  • The artwork illustrates the impressive diversity of inorganic compounds and enables students to truly visualise the subject.
  • The book is accompanied by comprehensive Online Resources, which include videos of chemical reactions, answers to exercises from the book, web links, and other useful resources for both students and lecturers.

New to this Edition:

  • The updated 'expanding our horizons' section expands upon the cutting edge research previously included, with an entirely new chapter on green chemistry structured around the 12 principles of green chemistry.
  • Substantial updates to problem solving questions, additional self-tests and walk through explanations develop both factual-recall and problem-solving skills, enabling students to check their understanding of key concepts.
  • Additional context boxes on recent innovations link theory to practice, and help student's understand the real-world significance of inorganic chemistry.
  • The text is augmented by a wider range of innovative online resources, with structures and figures from the book linked to resources on www.chemtube3D.com.

Leading the reader from the fundamental principles of inorganic chemistry, right through to cutting-edge research at the forefront of the subject, Inorganic Chemistry, Seventh Edition is the ideal course companion for the duration of a student's degree.

The authors have drawn upon their extensive teaching and research experience to update this text; the seventh edition retains the much-praised clarity of style and layout from previous editions, while offering an enhanced section on 'expanding our horizons'. The latest innovative applications of green chemistry have been added, to clearly illustrate the real-world significance of the subject. 

This edition also sees a greater used of learning features, including substantial updates to the problem solving questions, additional self-tests and walk through explanations which enable students to check their understanding of key concepts and develop problem-solving skills. 

Providing comprehensive coverage of inorganic chemistry, while placing it in context, this text will enable the reader to fully master this important subject.

"The text is beautifully laid out and makes use of a variety of excellent pedagogical features. The writing style is excellent; the text has a mature and refined but highly readable tone." - Dr Simon Lancaster, University of East Anglia

"Outperforms any other modern inorganic text I have encountered." - Dr Andrew Marr, Queen's University Belfast

"A concise but complete, comprehensive overview of inorganic chemistry; ideal for chemistry undergraduates up to and including third year." - Stephen Potts, University College London

"An excellent in-depth textbook, clearly written, logically laid out with excellent diagrams and in text self-assessment questions. I would recommend it without reservation." - Craig Williams, University of Wolverhampton

"Excellent, broad coverage of modern inorganic chemistry, presented in an appealing and easy-to-read fashion for undergraduate students." - Charles O'Hara, University of Strathclyde


Part 1: Foundations
1: Atomic structure
2: Molecular structure and bonding
3: Molecular symmetry
4: The structures of simple solids
5: Acids and bases
6: Oxidation and reduction
7: An introduction to coordination compounds
8: Physical techniques in inorganic chemistry
Part 2: The elements and their compounds
9: Periodic trends
10: Hydrogen
11: The Group 1 elements
12: The Group 2 elements
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
18: The Group 18 elements
19: The d-block elements
20: d-Metal complexes: electronic structure and properties
21: Coordination chemistry: reactions of complexes
22: d-Metal organometallic chemistry
23: The f-block elements
Part 3: Expanding our horizons: advances and applications
24: Materials chemistry and nanomaterials
25: Green chemistry
26: Biological inorganic chemistry
27: Inorganic chemistry in medicine

About the author: 

Mark Weller, Professor of Chemistry, University of Bath
Tina Overton, Professor of Chemistry Education, Monash University
Jonathan Rourke, Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Warwick
Fraser Armstrong, Professor of Chemistry, University of Oxford
The author team comprises chemical educators and researchers who are at the cutting edge of their fields, and who are perfectly placed to write a text that is accessible to students, uniformly authoritative and up-to-date in its coverage: Professor Mark Weller, Chair of Energy Materials, University of Bath; Professor Tina Overton, Professor of Chemistry Education, Monash University; Dr Jonathan Rourke, Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Warwick; Professor Fraser Armstrong, Professor of Chemistry, University of Oxford

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