Basic Inorganic Chemistry, 3ed (An Indian Adaptation)

F. Albert Cotton, Geoffrey Wilkinson, Paul L. Gaus

ISBN: 9789354246913

796 pages

INR 889


This Indian adaptation edition offers new and updated content while retaining the conceptual strength of the original. Two new chapters have been added to the book to make the coverage complete as per Indian curriculum requirement—Metallic Bond and Weaker Forces of Bonding and Extraction of Metals. Reorganization and addition of new topics in chapters aim to align the book better with the syllabus flow. Some new topics include Dipole Moments and Molecular Polarity, Geometries of Crystal Lattices, Effective Atomic Number Concept, Solvent Levelling, and Differentiating Effects, Borazine, Structure, and Nature of Hydrides, Sulfur-Nitrogen Compounds, Bonding and Molecular Orbital Diagram of Ferrocene, Metal ions in Biological Systems and more

Part 1 First Principles

Chapter 1 Some Preliminaries

Chapter 2 The Electronic Structure of Atoms

Chapter 3 Structure and Bonding in Molecules

Chapter 4 Ionic Solids

Chapter 5 Metallic Bond and Weaker Forces of Bonding

Chapter 6 The Chemistry of Selected Anions

Chapter 7 Coordination Chemistry

Chapter 8 Solvents, Solutions, Acids, and Bases

Chapter 9 The Periodic Table and the Chemistry of the Elements

Chapter 10 Extraction of Metals


Part 2 The Main Group Elements

Chapter 11 Hydrogen

Chapter 12 The Group 1(IA) Elements: Lithium, Sodium, Potassium, Rubidium, and Cesium

Chapter 13 The Group 2(IIA) Elements: Beryllium, Magnesium, Calcium, Strontium, and Barium

Chapter 14 Boron

Chapter 15 The Group 13(IIIB) Elements: Aluminum, Gallium, Indium, and Thallium

Chapter 16 Carbon

Chapter 17 The Group 14(IVB) Elements: Silicon, Germanium, Tin, and Lead

Chapter 18 Nitrogen

Chapter 19 The Group 15(VB) Elements: Phosphorus, Arsenic, Antimony, and Bismuth

Chapter 20 Oxygen

Chapter 21 The Group 16(VIB) Elements: Sulfur, Selenium, Tellurium, and Polonium

Chapter 22 The Halogens: Fluorine, Chlorine, Bromine, Iodine, and Astatine

Chapter 23 The Noble Gases

Chapter 24 Zinc, Cadmium and Mercury


Part 3 Transition Elements

Chapter 25 Introduction to the Transition Elements: Ligand Field Theory

Chapter 26 The Elements of the First Transition Series

Chapter 27 The Elements of the Second and Third Transition Series

Chapter 28 Scandium, Yttrium, Lanthanum, and The Lanthanides

Chapter 29 The Actinide Elements


Part 4 Some Special Topics

Chapter 30 Metal Carbonyls and Other Transition Metal Complexes with p-Acceptor (p-Acid) Ligands

Chapter 31 Organometallic Compounds

Chapter 32 Stoichiometric and Catalytic Reactions of Organometallic Compounds

Chapter 33 Bioinorganic Chemistry

Chapter 34 The Inorganic Solid State


Appendix I Aspects of Symmetry and Point Groups

Appendix IIA The Schrödinger Wave Equation

Appendix IIB Ionization Enthalpies of the Elements

Appendix IIC Ionic Radii

Appendix IID Electron Attachment Enthalpies of Selected Elements

Appendix IIE A Comparison of Electronegativity Values (Pauling Units) from Four Sources

Appendix IIF Some Spot Test Reagents





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