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Characterisation Methods in Inorganic Chemistry

Mark T. Weller and Nigel A. Young

June 2017

ISBN: 9780199654413

336 pages

In Stock

Price: £31.99

The most wide-ranging undergraduate text on characterisation methods in inorganic chemistry, which uses a technique-based, problem-solving approach to explore how different analytical and spectroscopic tools are used.



Characterisation Methods in Inorganic Chemistry provides a fresh alternative to the existing descriptive and theoretical inorganic chemistry texts by using a technique-based, problem-solving approach to show how analytical methods are used to characterise the structures and properties of inorganic compounds.

  • The technique-based approach provides a refreshing alternative to existing descriptive inorganic chemistry texts and shows the excitement of laboratory research
  • Extensive problem-solving opportunities encourage students to engage in active learning to master the subject.
  • Clear demarcations between introductory and advanced content allow flexible use throughout the undergraduate curriculum.

About the Author(s)

Mark T. Weller, Professor of Energy Materials, University of Bath, and Nigel A. Young, Senior Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry, University of Hull

Mark Weller is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Bath. His research interests cover a wide range of synthetic inorganic chemistry and characterisation methods. He is the author of over 300 primary literature publications and has taught both inorganic chemistry and physical chemistry methods at undergraduate and postgraduate levels for over 30 years covering a wide range of topics in materials chemistry, crystallography and analytical techniques. He is a co-author of OUP's Inorganic Chemistry , now in its sixth edition.

Nigel Young is Senior Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Hull. His research interests, resulting in over 75 papers and reviews, include matrix isolation techniques to stabilise and characterise highly reactive and unstable species, and the application of X-ray absorption spectroscopy to structural problems within inorganic and materials chemistry. He has taught a wide range of inorganic chemistry, spectroscopy and bonding courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level for over 25 years.

Table of Contents

    Fundamental aspects of characterisation methods in inorganic chemistry
    Diffraction methods and crystallography
    Nuclear magnetic resonance
    Vibrational spectroscopy
    Electronic absorption and emission spectroscopy
    X-ray and photoelectron spectroscopy, electron microscopy, and energy dispersive analysis of X-rays
    Mass spectrometry and chemical and thermal analysis techniques
    Electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy
    Mossbauer spectroscopy and nuclear quadrupole resonance spectroscopy
    Characterisation of inorganic compounds: example problems with multiple techniques


I have never read a book with such a wide scope and coverage. - Dr Paul Gates, University of Bristol

I believe the problem solving approach is absolutely the best way to teach this kind of material. - Professor Russell Howe, University of Aberdeen

Additional Resources

Supported by a companion website featuring figures from the book in electronic format, answers to self-test questions, and additional problems and data sets.

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