Pdf Book Name: Principles of Inorganic Chemistry 1st Edition
Author: Pfennig, Brian William
ISBN-10, 13: 9781118859100,978-1118859100
Pages: 760 pages
File size: 55 MB
File format: PDF,EPUB
Principles of Inorganic Chemistry 1st Edition Pdf Book Description:
This book was written as a result of the perceived need of mine and several other colleagues for a more advanced physical inorganic text with a strong emphasis on group theory and its applications. Many of the inorganic textbooks on the market are either disjointed with one chapter completely unrelated to the next or encyclopedic, so that the student of inorganic chemistry is left to wonder if the only way to master the field is to memorize a large body of facts. While there is certainly some merit to a descriptive approach, this text will focus on a more principles based
pedagogy, teaching students how to rationalize the structure and reactivity of inorganic compounds rather than relying on rote memorization. After many years of teaching the inorganic course without a suitable text, I decided to write my own. Beginning in the summer of 2006, I drew on a variety of different sources and tried to pull together bits and pieces from different texts and reference books, finishing a first draft (containing 10 chapters) in August, 2007. I used this version of the text as supplementary reading for a few years before taking up the task of writing again in earnest in 2012, subdividing and expanding the upon original 10 chapters to the current 19, adding references and more colorful illustrations, and including problems at the ends of each chapter.
The book was written with my students in mind. I am a teacher first and a scientist second. I make no claims about my limited knowledge of this incredibly expansive field. My main contribution has been to collect material from various sources and to organize and present it in a pedagogically coherent manner so that my students can understand and appreciate the principles underlying such a diverse and interesting subject as inorganic chemistry. The book is organized in a logical progression. Chapter 1 provides a basic introduction to the composition of matter and the experiments that led to the development of the periodic table. Chapter 2 then examines the structure and reactivity of the nucleus. Chapter 3 follows with a basic primer on wave-particle duality and some of the fundamentals of quantum mechanics. Chapter 4 discusses the solutions to the Schrödinger equation for the hydrogen atom, the Pauli principle, the shapes of the orbitals, polyelectronic wave functions, shielding, and the quantum mechanical basis for the underlying structure of the periodic table. Chapter 5 concludes this section of the text by examining the various periodic trends that influence the physical and chemical properties of the elements.
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