Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry – James E. House, Kathleen A. House – 2da Edición


House’s Descriptive , Third Edition, provides thoroughly updated coverage of the synthesis, reactions, and properties of elements and inorganic compounds. Ideal for the one-semester (ACS-recommended) sophomore or junior level course in descriptive , this resource offers a readable and engaging survey of the broad spectrum of topics that deal with the preparation, properties, and use of inorganic .

Using rich to enhance content and maximize , the covers the chemical behavior of the elements, acid-base , coordination , organometallic compounds, and numerous other topics to provide a coherent treatment of the field. The book pays attention to key subjects such as chemical bonding and Buckminster Fullerenes, and includes new and expanded coverage of active areas of research, such as bioinorganic chemistry, chemistry, redox chemistry, nanostructures, and more.

Table of Content

Preface to the Third Edition
Chapter 1. Where It All Comes From
1.1. The Structure of the Earth
1.2. Composition of the Earth's Crust
1.3. Rocks and Minerals
1.4. Weathering
1.5. Obtaining Metals
1.6. Some Metals Today
1.7. Nonmetallic Inorganic Minerals
Chapter 2. Atomic Structure and Properties
2.1. Atomic Structure
2.2. Properties of Atoms
Chapter 3. Covalent Bonding and Molecular Structure
3.1. Molecular Structure
3.2. Symmetry
3.3. Resonance
Chapter 4. Ionic Bonding, Crystals, and Intermolecular Forces
4.1. Ionic Bonds
4.2. Intermolecular Interactions
Chapter 5. Reactions and Energy Relationships
5.1. Thermodynamic Considerations
5.2. Combination Reactions
5.3. Decomposition Reactions
5.4. Redox Reactions
5.5. Hydrolysis Reactions
5.6. Replacement Reactions
5.7. Metathesis
5.8. Neutralization Reactions
Chapter 6. Acids, Bases, and Nonaqueous Solvents
6.1. Acid–Base Chemistry
6.2. Nonaqueous Solvents
6.3. Superacids
Chapter 7. Hydrogen
7.1. Elemental and Positive Hydrogen
7.2. Occurrence and Properties
7.3. Hydrides
Chapter 8. The Group IA and IIA Metals
8.1. General Characteristics
8.2. Oxides and Hydroxides
8.3. Halides
8.4. Sulfides
8.5. Nitrides and Phosphides
8.6. Carbides, Cyanides, Cyanamides, and Amides
8.7. Carbonates, Nitrates, Sulfates, and Phosphates
8.8. Organic Derivatives
8.9. Zintl Compounds
Chapter 9. Boron
9.1. Elemental Boron
9.2. Bonding in Boron Compounds
9.3. Boron Compounds
Chapter 10. Aluminum, Gallium, Indium, and Thallium
10.1. The Elements
10.2. Oxides
10.3. Hydrides
10.4. Halides
10.5. Other Compounds
10.6. Organometallic Compounds
Chapter 11. Carbon
11.1. The Element
11.2. Industrial Uses of Carbon
11.3. Carbon Compounds
Chapter 12. Silicon, Germanium, Tin, and Lead
12.1. The Elements
12.2. Hydrides of the Group IVA Elements
12.3. Oxides of the Group IVA Elements
12.4. Silicates
12.5. Zeolites
12.6. Halides of the Group IV Elements
12.7. Organic Compounds
12.8. Miscellaneous Compounds
Chapter 13. Nitrogen
13.1. Elemental Nitrogen
13.2. Nitrides
13.3. Ammonia and Aquo Compounds
13.4. Hydrogen Compounds
13.5. Nitrogen Halides
13.6. Nitrogen Oxides
13.7. Oxyacids
13.8. Nitrogen in the Environment
Chapter 14. Phosphorus, Arsenic, Antimony, and Bismuth
14.1. Occurrence
14.2. Preparation and Properties of the Elements
14.3. Hydrides
14.4. Oxides
14.5. Sulfides
14.6. Halides
14.7. Phosphazine (Phosphonitrilic) Compounds
14.8. Acids and Their Salts
14.9. Phosphorus in the Environment
Chapter 15. Oxygen
15.1. Elemental Oxygen, O2
15.2. Ozone, O3
15.3. Preparation of Oxygen
15.4. Binary Compounds of Oxygen
15.5. Positive Oxygen
Chapter 16. Sulfur, Selenium, and Tellurium
16.1. Occurrence of Sulfur
16.2. Occurrence of Selenium and Tellurium
16.3. Elemental Sulfur
16.4. Elemental Selenium and Tellurium
16.5. Reactions of Elemental Selenium and Tellurium
16.6. Hydrogen Compounds
16.7. Oxides of Sulfur, Selenium, and Tellurium
16.8. Halogen Compounds
16.9. Nitrogen Compounds
16.10. Oxyhalides of Sulfur and Selenium
16.11. Oxyacids of Sulfur, Selenium, and Tellurium
16.12. Sulfuric Acid
Chapter 17. Halogens
17.1. Occurrence
17.2. The Elements
17.3. Interhalogens
17.4. Polyatomic Cations and Anions
17.5. Hydrogen Halides
17.6. Oxides
17.7. Oxyacids and Oxyanions
Chapter 18. The Noble Gases
18.1. The Elements
18.2. The Xenon Fluorides
18.3. Reactions of Xenon Fluorides
18.4. Oxyfluorides and Oxides
Chapter 19. The Transition Metals
19.1. The Metals
19.2. Oxides
19.3. Sulfides
19.4. Halides and Oxyhalides
19.5. Miscellaneous Compounds
19.6. The Lanthanides
Chapter 20. Structure and Bonding in Coordination Compounds
20.1. Types of Ligands and Complexes
20.2. Naming Coordination Compounds
20.3. Isomerism
20.4. Factors Affecting the Stability of Complexes
20.5. A Valence Bond Approach to Bonding in Complexes
20.6. Back Donation
20.7. Ligand Field Theory
20.8. Jahn–Teller Distortion
20.9. Complexes Having Metal–Metal Bonds
Chapter 21. Synthesis and Reactions of Coordination Compounds
21.1. Synthesis of Coordination Compounds
21.2. A Survey of Reaction Types
21.3. A Closer Look at Substitution Reactions
21.4. Substitution in Square Planar Complexes
21.5. Substitution in Octahedral Complexes
Chapter 22. Organometallic Compounds
22.1. Structure and Bonding in Metal Alkyls
22.2. Preparation of Organometallic Compounds
22.3. Reactions of Metal Alkyls
22.4. Cyclopentadienyl Complexes (Metallocenes)
22.5. Metal Carbonyl Complexes
22.6. Metal–Olefin Complexes
22.7. Complexes of Benzene and Related Aromatics
Chapter 23. Inorganic Substances in Biochemical Applications
23.1. Therapeutic Aspects of Inorganic Substances
23.2. Biochemical Aspects of Energy Changes
23.3. Oxygen Transport
Appendix A. Ground State Electron Configurations of Atoms
Appendix B. Ionization Energies

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