Periodicity and the s- and p- block elements (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780198835349

Nicholas C. Norman
176 ページ
189 x 246 mm
Oxford Chemistry Primers
  • Provides a compelling and accessible introduction to key periodic trends found within the s- and p-blocks of the periodic table.
  • Compares and contrasts the main theories, models, and approaches to the study of periodicity, encouraging critical thinking.
  • Frequent diagrams, margin notes, and glossary definitions support students in their learning.
  • End-of-chapter questions and interactive online questions encourage active learning and promote deep understanding.
  • Also available as an ebook with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this Edition:

  • A new final chapter offers a critical overview of the main theories, models, and approaches to the study of periodicity
  • Updated references point to current research and cutting-edge chemistry
  • End of chapter exercises and updated in-text graphs enable students to check their understanding of the more complex topics

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. Moreover, cutting-edge examples and applications throughout the texts show the relevance of the chemistry being described to current research and industry.
The learning features provided, including end-of-chapter questions and online multiple-choice questions, encourage active learning and promote understanding. Furthermore, frequent diagrams, margin notes, further reading, and glossary definitions all help to enhance a student's understanding of these essential areas of chemistry.
This new and updated edition of Periodicity and the s- and p-Block Elements provides a compelling and accessible introduction to key periodic trends found within the s- and p-blocks of the periodic table and includes coverage of the elements themselves as well as the compounds they form. Additional chapters focus of acidity and basicity as well as on structure. The final chapter is entirely new to the second edition and contains a critical examination of many theories, models, and approaches to the study of the ideas explored in the book.


1:Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table
2:Periodicity in the Atomic Properties of the Elements
3:Periodicity in the Properties of the Elements
4:General Features of p-Block Element Compounds
5:Compounds of the p-Block Elements
6:Acids and Bases
8:Theories and Models: Scope and Limitations


Nick Norman joined the School of Chemistry at the University of Bristol in 1995 and was promoted to Professor of Inorganic Chemistry in 2006. He was Director of Undergraduate Studies from 2000-2003, Director of the Bristol ChemLabS Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning from 2005-2010 and Head of the Inorganic and Materials Chemistry Section from 2003-2012. He served as Head of the School of Chemistry from 2012-2018 and was Chair of Heads of Chemistry UK from 2017-2019.

"This book has considerable potential to become the first port of call for any student wanting an introduction to the periodic table and its myriad trends. " - Professor Richard Layfield, University of Sussex