D-Block Chemistry (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780198700968

Mark J. Winter
144 ページ
188 x 247 mm
Oxford Chemistry Primers



  • Focused introductions designed to give students an in-depth understanding of a diverse range of important topics in modern chemistry.
  • Examples and applications presented throughout help students to see the relevance of the subject to current research and industry.
  • Frequent diagrams, margin notes, and glossary definitions support students in their learning.
  • Questions at the end of every chapter encourage active learning and promote deep understanding.

New to this Edition:

  • Glossary of definitions to help students get to grips with the key terminology.
  • Online Resource Centre with downloadable figures for instructors.
  • Inclusion of material on covalent bond classes and an expanded discussion of the thermodynamics of complex formation.

​The renowned Oxford Chemistry Primers series, which provides focused introductions to a range of important topics in chemistry, has been refreshed and updated to suit the needs of today's students, lecturers, and postgraduate researchers. The rigorous, yet accessible, treatment of each subject area is ideal for those wanting a primer in a given topic to prepare them for more advanced study or research. 
The learning features provided, including questions at the end of every chapter encourage active learning and promote understanding. Furthermore, frequent diagrams, margin notes, and glossary definitions all help to enhance a student's understanding of these essential areas of chemistry. 
d-Block Chemistry provides a succinct introduction to the field of transition metal chemistry, assuming little prior knowledge, and giving students a clear conceptual overview of the wide variety of d-block metal complexes. The text is enhanced throughout by numerous bespoke line diagrams and three-dimensional structures, enabling the reader to visualise these important inorganic compounds.
Online Resource Centre
The Online Resource Centre to accompany d-Block Chemistry features: 

For students: 
· Answers to the end-of-chapter exercises


1: Introduction
2: Complexes
3: Shape and isomerism
4: Metal classification and electron counting
5: An ionic model of metal complexes
6: Covalent models of metal complexes
7: Consequences of d orbital splitting
8: Formulae and nomenclature


Mark J. Winter, Professor of Chemistry, The University of Sheffield

The d-block elements and their complexes can bewilder undergraduates with their multiple oxidation states, geometries, valence electron counts and ligands. Mark Winter's d-block chemistry is a good and approachable introduction to put this bewilderment in context. - Simon Higgins, Chemistry World, September 2015