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Basic Principles of Inorganic Chemistry Making the Connections by Brian J. Hathaway, Clair Murphy, Brian Murphy

Basic Principles of Inorganic Chemistry Making the Connections

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Basic Principles of Inorganic Chemistry Making the Connections by Brian J. Hathaway, Clair Murphy, Brian Murphy

General chemistry textbooks are usually lengthy and present chemistry to the student as an unconnected list of facts. In inorganic chemistry, emphasis should be placed on the connections between valence shell electron configuration and the physical and chemical properties of the element. Basic Principles of Inorganic Chemistry: Making the Connections is a short, concise book that emphasises these connections, in particular the chemistry of the Main Group compounds. With reference to chemical properties, Lewis Structures, stoichiometry and spider diagrams, students will be able to predict or calculate the chemistry of simple polyatomic compounds from the valence shell configuration and will no longer be required to memorise vast amounts of factual chemistry. This book is ideal for students taking chemistry as a subsidiary subject as well as honours degree students.


... an excellent student text ... * Aslib Book Guide, Vol 64, No 1, January 1999 * This book successfully connects a systematic summary of the most important fundamentals in inorganic chemistry ... an optimal and modern help for the beginner in his study of inorganic chemistry. * Nahrung/Food, 43, (1999), H 2 *

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Publication date

1st September 1998


Brian J. Hathaway, Clair Murphy, Brian Murphy

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Royal Society of Chemistry


164 pages


Inorganic chemistry



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