Principles of inorganic chemistry pfennig pdf
Brian W. Pfennig (Author of Principles of Inorganic Chemistry)
Title: Principles of inorganic chemistry - Pfennig, Brian William_001
Chapter 1 The Composition of Matter " Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity. Thus, in a sense, chemistry is a study of the physical world in which we live. But how much do we really know about the fundamental structure of matter and its relationship to the larger macroscopic world? I have in my rock collection, which I have had since I was a boy, a sample of the mineral cinnabar, which is several centimeters across and weighs about 10 g. Cinnabar is a reddish granular solid with a density about eight times that of water and the chemical composition mercuric sulfide. Now suppose that some primal instinct suddenly overcame me and I were inclined to demolish this precious talisman from my childhood. I could take a hammer to it and smash it into a billion little pieces.
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. Jump to main content.
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Jetzt bewerten Jetzt bewerten. Aimed at senior undergraduates and first-year graduate students, this book offers a principles-based approach to inorganic chemistry that, unlike other texts, uses chemical applications of group theory and molecular orbital theory throughout as an underlying framework. This highly physical approach allows students to derive the greatest benefit of topics such as molecular orbital acid-base theory, band theory of solids, and inorganic photochemistry, to name a few.
You are currently using the site but have requested a page in the site. Would you like to change to the site? Brian W. Pfennig , PhD, received his undergraduate B. He earned his Ph. Andrew B.
Brian W. Pfennig , PhD, received his undergraduate B. He earned his Ph. Andrew B. Bocarsly, studying the photochemistry of organometallic sandwich compounds and electron transfer in multinuclear mixed-valence coordination compounds. During his year teaching career, he has taught general chemistry, an accelerated one-semester general chemistry course, both introductory and advanced inorganic chemistry, bio-inorganic chemistry, and inorganic and organometallic photochemistry, as well as serving as the general chemistry laboratory coordinator at Ursinus College for the past 10 years. He is also actively engaged in research with undergraduates in the areas of inorganic photochemistry, electrochemistry, and electron transfer processes occurring in multinuclear mixed-valence coordination compounds.