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The role of inorganic chemistry in our lives is increasing. Thus, the sixth edition of Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry now has the following improvements.

Context: Each chapter opens with a Context, an aspect of inorganic chemistry which impinges on us in one way or another. Each of these contexts is intended to be thought-provoking and also ties in with an aspect of the chapter content.

Worked Examples: Sprinkled throughout the chapters, we have added Worked Examples, so that students can see how content relates to principles.

New Discoveries: In addition to some reorganization of content and an increased use of subheadings, we have added new discoveries to show that descriptive inorganic chemistry is alive and well as the twenty-first century progresses.

Predominance Diagrams: To provide a visual display of which species of an element or ion are present under specific conditions, comparative predominance diagrams have been added, where appropriate.

About the Author:

After completing his Ph.D. in transition metal chemistry at Imperial College, London, England, Geoff Rayner-Canham has spent his career mainly at the Grenfell Campus of Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada, together with sabbatical leaves at such diverse places as the Colorado School of Mines and the University of California, Santa Cruz. 

Being unable to find an inorganic chemistry text which used the concepts to explain the properties and uses of the chemical elements and compounds, he, subsequently joined by Tina Overton, authored Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry. 

The text is now entering its sixth edition, and has been translated into Spanish, Korean, Japanese, German, Portuguese, and Khmer. 

Geoff has authored many publications relevant to the teaching of inorganic chemistry, including several on novel aspects of the Periodic Table. 

Recognition of his contributions to the teaching of chemistry have included the Chemistry Education Award of the Chemical Institute of Canada, and the National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada PromoScience Award. 

Researching the life and work of pioneering women chemists is another of his activities, this work resulting in several books co-authored with Marelene Rayner-Canham.Tina Overton worked in industry and in the National Health Service whilst completing her first degree by part time study. 

She then completed a PhD and postdoctoral work in heterogeneous catalysis. She joined the chemistry department at the University of Hull in 1992, first as a teaching fellow, then as lecturer, senior lecturer, and then as Professor of Chemistry Education. 

During her time at Hull she became increasingly interested in chemical education research. She has published on the topics of critical thinking, context and problem-based learning and their role in developing conceptual understanding and cognitive skills and the development of problem solving skills.

She has published learning resources which have been adopted in many institutions and has co-authored several textbooks in inorganic chemistry. She is Director of the national Higher Education Academy Physical Sciences Centre which aims to enhance the student learning experience across chemistry, physics and astronomy. 

She has been awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry s HE Teaching Award, Tertiary Education Award and Nyholm Prize and is a National Teaching Fellow and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


The Electronic Structure of the Atom: A Review

The Structure of the Periodic Table

Covalent Bonding and Molecular Spectroscopy

Metallic Bonding and Alloys

Ionic Bonding and Solid State Structures

Why Compounds Exist—Inorganic Thermodynamics

Solvent Systems and Acid-Base Behavior

Oxidation and Reduction

Periodic Patterns


The Group 1 Elements: The Alkali Metals

The Group 2 Elements: The Alkaline Earth Metals

The Group 13 Elements

The Group 14 Elements

The Group 15 Elements: The Pnictogens

The Group 16 Elements: The Chalcogens

The Group 17 Elements: The Halogens

The Group 18 Elements: The Noble Gases

Transition Metal Complexes

The 3d Transition Metals

The 4d and 5d Transition Metals

The Group 12 Elements

Organometallic Chemistry

The Rare Earth, Actinoid, and Postactinoid Elements

About the book:

Publisher ‏ : ‎ W. H. Freeman; Sixth edition (December 22, 2013)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Pages ‏ : ‎ 768 

File : PDF, 15MB


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