Like its predecessors, this updated Fourth Edition is organized around the periodic table of elements and provides a systematic treatment of the chemistry of all chemical elements and their compounds. It incorporates important recent developments with an emphasis on advances in the interpretation of structure, bonding, and reactivity.
Some Cross-Cutting Topics.
THE CHEMISTRY OF THE MAIN GROUP ELEMENTS.
The Group 1 Elements: Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs, Fr.
The Group 2 Elements: Be, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, Ra.
The Group 13 Elements: Al, Ga, In, Tl.
The Group 14 Elements: Si, Ge, Sn, Pb.
The Group 15 Elements: P, As, Sb, Bi.
The Group 16 Elements: S, Se, Te, Po.
The Group 17 Elements: F, CI, Br, I, At.
The Group 18 Elements: He, Ne, Ar, Kr, Xe, Rn.
The Group 12 Elements: Zn, Cd, Hg.
THE CHEMISRTY OF THE TRANSITION ELEMENTS.
Survey of the Transition Elements.
The Elements of the First Transition Series.
The Elements of the Second and Third Transition Series.
The Group 3 Elements and the Lanthanides.
The Actinide Elements.
THE ROLE OF ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY IN CATALYSIS.
Fundamental Reactions Steps of Transition Metal Catalyzed Reaction.
Homogeneous Catalysis by Transition Metal Complexes.