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Problems in Structural Inorganic Chemistry

Second Edition

Wai-Kee Li, Hung Kay Lee, Dennis Kee Pui Ng, Yu-San Cheung, Kendrew Kin Wah Mak, and Thomas Chung Wai Mak

November 2018

ISBN: 9780198823919

480 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

In Stock

Price: £37.50

This textbook offers over 400 problems and solutions in structural inorganic chemistry for senior undergraduates and beginning graduates. It is an updated companion text to Advanced Structural Inorganic Chemistry by the same authors. The new edition adds over 100 new problems and three new chapters on metal compounds and bioinorganic chemistry.

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This textbook offers over 400 problems and solutions in structural inorganic chemistry for senior undergraduates and beginning graduates. It is an updated companion text to Advanced Structural Inorganic Chemistry by the same authors. The new edition adds over 100 new problems and three new chapters on metal compounds and bioinorganic chemistry.

  • Provides over 400 problems and their solutions, covering a wide range of topics in structural inorganic chemistry including Atomic and Molecular Electronic States, Hybrid Orbitals, Molecular Orbital Theory, Vibrational Spectroscopy, and Crystal Structure
  • Addresses a wide variety of disciplines, from quantum mechanics to bioinorganic chemistry, and levels, from fundamental to application
  • Many of the problems are open-ended and answers provided lead to further studies
  • Individual reference citations for about 150 problems
  • Appendices serve as teaching material
  • Problems can easily be modified by teachers and adapted to the level and emphasis of their courses
  • Accompanies the authors' textbook Advanced Structural Inorganic Chemistry (OUP 2008)

New to this edition

  • Over 100 new problems added
  • New chapters on Transition Metal Chemistry, Metal Clusters: Bonding and Reactivity, and Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • A new Chapter 2, "Introductory Quantum Chemistry," groups previous questions on "particle-in-a-box" and "particle-on-a-ring" together with new questions.
  • Includes a new appendix, "Selected Topics in Bioinorganic Chemistry"

About the Author(s)

Wai-Kee Li, Formerly Emeritus Professor, Department of Chemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hung Kay Lee, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Dennis Kee Pui Ng, Professor, Department of Chemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Yu-San Cheung, Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Kendrew Kin Wah Mak, Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Thomas Chung Wai Mak, Wei Lun Research Professor, Department of Chemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Wai-Kee Li obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of Michigan in 1968. He joined The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 1968 and retired as Emeritus Professor of Chemistry in 2006. His keen interest in theoretical and computational chemistry led to over 200 research papers in international journals. He was a co-author of two textbooks in both English and Chinese editions. Professor Li sadly passed away due to illness in January 2016 while preparing this book manuscript.

Hung Kay Lee obtained his Ph.D. degree from CUHK in 1995. He joined CUHK in 1997 and is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry. His current research is focused on the chemistry of low-coordinate d- and f-block metal complexes supported by sterically bulky non-cyclopentadienyl ligand systems, and synthetic and structural studies of metal complexes of biological relevance. He has so far published more than 70 articles in international journals.

Dennis Kee Pui Ng obtained his D.Phil. degree from the University of Oxford in 1993. He joined CUHK in 1994 and is currently a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and a Pro-Vice-Chancellor/Vice-President. His research interests lie in the chemistry of various functional dyes, particularly phthalocyanines and boron dipyrromethenes, focusing on their biomedical applications and supramolecular chemistry. He has published about 190 articles in international journals with an h-index of 49.

Yu-San Cheung obtained his Ph.D. from Iowa State University in 1999. He joined CUHK in 1999 and is now a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry. He is currently engaged in teaching practical physical chemistry.

Kendrew Kin Wah Mak obtained his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from CUHK in 1998. He joined CUHK in 1999 and is now a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry. He is currently engaged in teaching practical organic chemistry.

Thomas Chung Wai Mak obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of British Columbia in 1963. He joined CUHK in 1969, where he is now Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Wei Lun Research Professor. His research interests lie in inorganic synthesis, chemical crystallography, supramolecular assembly and crystal engineering, with over 1100 publications recorded in Web of Knowledge and an h-index of 64. He was elected as a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2001.

Table of Contents

    1: Electronic States and Configurations of Atoms and Molecules
    2: Introductory Quantum Chemistry
    3: Atomic Orbitals
    4: Hybrid Orbitals
    5: Molecular Symmetry
    6: Molecular Geometry and Bonding
    7: Crystal Field Theory
    8: Molecular Orbital Theory
    9: Vibrational Spectroscopy
    10: Crystal Structure
    11: Transition Metal Chemistry
    12: Metal Clusters: Bonding and Reactivity
    13: Bioinorganic Chemistry

Reviews

"Problems were selected carefully and presented in a clear way ... The Solutions sections are particularly valuable, as each case is explained extensively, contributing to the insight of the reader into the specific issuethis text can be a valuable aid not only for students but also for lecturers, who could be inspired by it to design new problems and/or discussion themes for their classes." - Michele Catti, Acta Crystallographica

"Review from previous edition For the teacher, the authors have produced a splendid bank of questions and complete answers. Even more, this work will provide the inspiration for the generation of many more problems that lecturers will undoubtedly be able to tailor to their own courses in these general areas,which remain at the core of modern teaching in inorganic chemistry. For libraries, individual academics and for research groups alike, this book of Problems in Structural Inorganic Chemistry is an essential purchase as an accompaniment to the main text of Advanced Structural Inorganic Chemistry." - David Collison, Crystallography Reviews

"The outstanding quality of the content, the high quality printing and the affordable paperback edition make Problems in Structural Inorganic Chemistry highly attractive for students and instructors especially in inorganic and physical chemistry." - Michael Ruck, Acta Crystallographica Section B

"Challenging but well explained by the comprehensive solutions [...] A valuable resource for both students and lecturers." - Chemistry World

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