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Inorganic Chemistry

Sixth Edition

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

January 2014

ISBN: 9780199641826

912 pages

In Stock

Price: £50.99

The ideal companion for the duration of a student's degree.



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.
  • A comprehensive pedagogical framework 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, which has been extensively refreshed for this edition, illustrates the impressive diversity of inorganic compounds and enables students to truly visualise the subject.
  • The book is accompanied by a comprehensive Online Resource Centre, which includes videos of chemical reactions, answers to exercises from the book, web links, and other useful resources for both students and lecturers.

New to this edition

  • A completely new chapter on inorganic chemistry in medicine expands upon the biological inorganic chemistry previously included.
  • Substantial changes to the Foundations section have been made, with clearer descriptions of many introductory topics and the inclusion of more descriptive transition metal chemistry.
  • More self-test questions have been added, to enable students to check their understanding of key concepts.
  • 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
  • More cross references have been added in order to help students make connections between core topics.

About the Author(s)

Mark Weller, Professor of Chemistry, University of Bath, Tina Overton, Professor of Chemical 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, University of Hull Dr Jonathan Rourke: Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Warwick Professor Fraser Armstrong: Professor of Chemistry, University of Oxford

Table of Contents

    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
    The elements and their compounds
    9: Periodic trends
    10: Hydrogen
    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
    24: Materials chemistry and nanomaterials
    25: Catalysis
    26: Biological inorganic chemistry
    27: Inorganic chemistry in medicine


The sixth edition builds on the exemplary standards set in earlier editions. 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

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