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Inorganic Chemistry

Seventh Edition

Mark Weller, Tina Overton, Jonathan Rourke, and Fraser Armstrong

June 2018

ISBN: 9780198768128

968 pages

In Stock

Price: £59.99

Complete, contemporary, with rich learning support. The only text to take students from the fundamentals of inorganic chemistry, through descriptive chemistry, to the current applications of the theory they have learned.



Leading you from the fundamental principles of inorganic chemistry right through to cutting-edge research at the forefront of the subject, Inorganic Chemistry is the ideal course companion for the duration of your degree.

  • Written by an experienced and research-active author team, the unique three part structure of this text provides comprehensive coverage of inorganic chemistry from fundamental theory through to cutting-edge interdisciplinary research, making this text the ideal companion for the duration of a student's degree.
  • An extensive range of learning features is provided to support students, including 'notes on good practice', 'brief illustrations', 'context boxes', and 'key points'.
  • Numerous worked examples, self-test questions, exercises, and tutorial problems encourage students to develop vital problem-solving skills.
  • The artwork illustrates the impressive diversity of inorganic compounds and enables students to truly visualise the subject.
  • The book is accompanied by comprehensive Online Resources, which include videos of chemical reactions, answers to exercises from the book, web links, and other useful resources for both students and lecturers.
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this edition

  • The updated 'expanding our horizons' section expands upon the cutting edge research previously included, with an entirely new chapter on green chemistry structured around the 12 principles of green chemistry.
  • Substantial updates to problem solving questions, additional self-tests and walk through explanations develop both factual-recall and problem-solving skills, enabling students to check their understanding of key concepts.
  • Additional context boxes on recent innovations link theory to practice, and help student's understand the real-world significance of inorganic chemistry.
  • The text is augmented by a wider range of innovative online resources, with structures and figures from the book linked to resources on www.chemtube3D.com.

About the Author(s)

Mark Weller, Professor of Chemistry, University of Bath, Tina Overton, Professor of Chemistry Education, Monash University, Jonathan Rourke, Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Warwick, and Fraser Armstrong, Professor of Chemistry, University of Oxford

The author team comprises chemical educators and researchers who are at the cutting edge of their fields, and who are perfectly placed to write a text that is accessible to students, uniformly authoritative and up-to-date in its coverage: Professor Mark Weller, Chair of Energy Materials, University of Bath; Professor Tina Overton, Professor of Chemistry Education, Monash University; Dr Jonathan Rourke, Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Warwick; Professor Fraser Armstrong, Professor of Chemistry, University of Oxford

Table of Contents

    Part 1: Foundations
    1:Atomic structure
    2:Molecular structure and bonding
    3:Molecular symmetry
    4:The structures of simple solids
    5:Acids and bases
    6:Oxidation and reduction
    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 elements
    Part 3: Expanding our horizons: advances and applications
    24:Materials chemistry and nanomaterials
    25:Green chemistry
    26:Biological inorganic chemistry
    27:Inorganic chemistry in medicine


"The text is beautifully laid out and makes use of a variety of excellent pedagogical features. The writing style is excellent; the text has a mature and refined but highly readable tone." - Dr Simon Lancaster, University of East Anglia

"Outperforms any other modern inorganic text I have encountered." - Dr Andrew Marr, Queen's University Belfast

"A concise but complete, comprehensive overview of inorganic chemistry; ideal for chemistry undergraduates up to and including third year." - Stephen Potts, University College London

"An excellent in-depth textbook, clearly written, logically laid out with excellent diagrams and in text self-assessment questions. I would recommend it without reservation." - Craig Williams, University of Wolverhampton

"Excellent, broad coverage of modern inorganic chemistry, presented in an appealing and easy-to-read fashion for undergraduate students." - Charles O'Hara, University of Strathclyde

Additional Resources

Online resources accompany the book:

For registered adopters of the text:
· Figures, marginal structures, and tables of data ready to download
· Test bank

For students:
· Answers to self-tests and exercises from the book
· Tables for group theory
· Web links
· Links to interactive structures and other resources on www.chemtube3D.com

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