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Periodicity and the s- and p- block elements

Second Edition

Nicholas C. Norman

February 2021

ISBN: 9780198835349

160 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

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Oxford Chemistry Primers

Price: £22.99

The most accessible introduction to periodicity, presenting students with up-to-date research and real-world examples.

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The most accessible introduction to periodicity, presenting students with up-to-date research and real-world examples.

  • Provides a compelling and accessible introduction to key periodic trends found within the s- and p-blocks of the periodic table.
  • Compares and contrasts the main theories, models, and approaches to the study of periodicity, encouraging critical thinking.
  • Frequent diagrams, margin notes, and glossary definitions support students in their learning.
  • End-of-chapter questions and interactive online questions encourage active learning and promote deep understanding.
  • Also available as an ebook with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this edition

  • A new final chapter offers a critical overview of the main theories, models, and approaches to the study of periodicity
  • Updated references point to current research and cutting-edge chemistry
  • End of chapter exercises and updated in-text graphs enable students to check their understanding of the more complex topics

About the Author(s)

Nicholas C. Norman, School of Chemistry, The University of Bristol

Professor Nick Norman joined the School of Chemistry at the University of Bristol in 1995 and was promoted to Professor of Inorganic Chemistry in 2006. He was Director of Undergraduate Studies from 2000-2003, Director of the Bristol ChemLabS Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning from 2005-2010 and Head of the Inorganic and Materials Chemistry Section from 2003-2012. He served as Head of the School of Chemistry from 2012-2018 and was Chair of Heads of Chemistry UK from 2017-2019.

Table of Contents

    1:Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table
    2:Periodicity in the Atomic Properties of the Elements
    3:Periodicity in the Properties of the Elements
    4:General Features of p-Block Element Compounds
    5:Compounds of the p-Block Elements
    6:Acids and Bases
    7:Structure
    8:Theories and Models: Scope and Limitations

Reviews

"This book has considerable potential to become the first port of call for any student wanting an introduction to the periodic table and its myriad trends. " - Professor Richard Layfield, University of Sussex

Additional Resources

Digital formats and resources

Periodicity and the s- and p- block elements is supported by online resources and is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats.

The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with functionality tools, navigation features and links that offer extra learning support: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks

The online resources include multiple choice questions for students to check their understanding, and, for registered adopters, figures and tables from the book.

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