PART 1: Foundations provides students with a review of chemistry, the basics of structure and bonding using both qualitative and quantitative explanations.
PART 2: Elements and their compounds marches through the periodic table and main group elements often referred to as descriptive chemistry.
PART 3: Frontiers features cutting-edge research. This is especially important for advanced courses in inorganic chemistry.
Student Friendly Pedagogy:
- Context boxes illustrate the diversity of inorganic chemistry applications to advanced materials, industrial processes, environmental chemistry, and everyday life.
- Key points summarize the main take-home message of each section.
- Further reading sections at the end of the chapter list sources for more information.
- Resource sections provide an extensive data section and information relating to group theory and spectroscopy.
Emphasis on Problem Solving Skills:
- Worked Examples followed by Self-tests provide practice with calculations and problems.
- End-of-chapter Exercises have students practice balancing equations, predicting and drawing structures, and manipulating data
- Tutorial Problems are more demanding, could have more than one right answer, and are often based on a research paper. These may be used for classroom discussion or an essay based assignment.
- Molecular Modeling Problems on the book
PART 1: Foundations
1. Atomic structure
2. Molecular structure and bonding
3. The structures of simple solids
4. Acids and bases
5. Oxidation and reduction
6. Molecular symmetry
7. An introduction to coordination compounds
8. Physical techniques in inorganic chemistry
PART 2: The Elements and their Compounds
9. Periodic trends
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 metals
PART 3: Frontiers
24. Materials chemistry and nanomaterials
27. Biological inorganic chemistry
28. Inorganic chemistry in medicine
1: Selected ionic radii
2: Electronic properties of the elements
3: Standard potentials
4: Character tables
5: Symmetry-adapted orbitals
6: TanabeSugano diagrams