Textbook of Inorganic Chemistry
Author: R Gopalan
Publisher: Universities Press
Chapter 1: Atomic structure: Objectives | Orbitals, electrons and quantum numbers | Pauli’s exclusion principle, Hund’s rule of maximum multiplicity | The Aufbau principle | Electron configuration, orbital stability and reactivity | Shapes of atomic orbitals | Exercises.
Chapter 2: Periodicity of properties: Objectives | Periodic table: a review | Electronic basis for the periodic classification | Periodicity | Lanthanide contraction | Inert pair effect | Diagonal relationship | Exercises.
Chapter 3: Principles of inorganic qualitative analysis: Objectives | Introduction (some fundamental concepts) | Acid–base equilibria | Solubility product | Application of common ion effect in qualitative analysis | Types of reactions in inorganic qualitative analysis | Semimicro analysis | Exercises.
Chapter 4: Principles of volumetric analysis: Objectives | Introduction | Concentration units | Calculation of equivalent weights | Theories of titrations | Exercises.
Chapter 5: Solvents for inorganic reactions: Objectives | Introduction | Protic solvents | Aprotic solvents | Aqueous solvents | Nonaqueous solvents | Liquid ammonia | Solutions of metals in liquid ammonia | Acetic acid | Exercises.
Chapter 6: Ionic bond:Objectives | Introduction | Lewis dot symbols | Types of bonds | General properties of ionic compounds | Structures of ionic crystals | Hydration energy | Lattice energy | The Born–Haber cycle | Trends in lattice energies | Applications of lattice energetics | Transitions between electrovalence and covalence | Exercises.
Chapter 7: Covalent bond: VB theory: Objectives | Introduction | Theories of bonding | Valence bond theory: formation and properties of covalent bonds | Types of orbital overlap | Hybridisation of orbitals | Bond pairs and lone pairs | Valence shell electron pair repulsion theory (VSEPR Theory) | Partial ionic character of covalent bonds | Directional bonding | Resonance in inorganic molecules | Polar interactions | Exercises.
Chapter 8: Covalent bond: Molecular orbital theory: Objectives | Introduction: molecular orbitals | Molecular orbital treatment | Comparison between the VB and the MO theories | Hydrogen bonding | Exercises.
Chapter 9: Hydrogen: Objectives | Introduction | Preparation of hydrogen | Physical properties | Reactions of hydrogen | Hydrogen as a fuel | Isotopes of hydrogen | Hydrides: introduction | Classification of the hydrides | Exercises.
Chapter 10: Alkali metals: Objectives | Introduction: comparative study of the elements | Occurrence | Metallurgy of alkali elements | Uses of alkali metals | Some compounds of alkali metals | Lithium: anomalous properties | Potpourri | Exercises.
Chapter 11: Alkaline earth metals: Objectives | Introduction | Comparative study of the elements | Diagonal relationship | Uses | Some compounds of group 2 elements | Exceptional properties of beryllium | Isolation of group 2 elements | Potpourri | Exercises.
Chapter 12: Boron family: Objectives | Comparative account of elements of group 13 | Chemistry of Boron | Boron hydrides (boranes) | Other boron compounds | Chemistry of aluminium | Gallium, indium and thallium | Potpourri | Exercises.
Chapter 13: Carbon Family: Objectives | Introduction | Some compounds of carbon and silicon | Carbides | Silicates | Silicones | Germanium | Tin | Lead | Potpourri | Exercises.
Chapter 14: Nitrogen family: Objectives | Introduction | Chemistry of nitrogen | Chemistry of phosphorus | Chemistry of arsenic | Chemistry of antimony | Chemistry of bismuth | Exercises.
Chapter 15: Oxygen family: Objectives | Comparative account | Chemistry of oxygen | Chemistry of sulphur | Chemistry of selenium, tellurium and polonium | Potpourri | Exercises.
Chapter 16: Halogens: Objectives | Introduction | Comparative account of the halogens | Chemistry of fluorine | Chemistry of chlorine | Chemistry of bromine | Chemistry of iodine| Chemistry of astatine | Exercises.
Chapter 17: Noble gases: Objectives | Introduction | Chemistry of noble gases | Chemistry of xenon | Potpourri | Exercises.
Chapter 18: Principles of Metallurgy:Objectives | Introduction | Occurrence of metals | Metallurgy | Metals from the sea | Microbial metallurgy | Potpourri | Exercises.
Chapter 19: Transition elements: Introduction: Objectives | Introduction | Abundance | Atomic and ionic radii | Magnetic properties | Chemical properties | Differences between the first row and the other two rows | Comparison of transition and representative elements | Exercises.
Chapter 20: Chemistry of transition elements: Objectives | Titanium group: comparative study | Vanadium group: comparative study | Chromium group: comparative study | Manganese, technicium, rhenium: comparative study | Iron, cobalt and nickel: comparative study | The platinum metals: comparative study | Copper, silver and gold: comparative study | Zinc, cadmium and mercury: comparative study | Exercises.
Chapter 21: Inner transition elements: Objectives | Introduction | Chemistry of lanthanides | Chemistry of actinides | Chemistry of thorium | Chemistry of uranium | Uses of actinides | Potpourri | Exercises.
Chapter 22: Coordination compounds: Objectives | Introduction | Nomenclature of metal complexes | Theories of coordination compounds | Spectral characteristics of metal complexes | Magnetic properties of metal complexes | Chelates | Isomerism of metal complexes | Identification of isomeric metal complexes | Applications of coordination compounds | Potpourri | Exercises.
Chapter 23: Bioinorganic chemistry: Objectives | Introduction | Transport and storage of oxygen | Electron transfer | Catalysis | Photosynthesis | Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) | Inventory of iron in the human body | Metal complexes in the human system | Metal complexes in therapy | The significance of chelation in soil biology | Exercises.
Chapter 24: Nuclear chemistry: Objectives | Introduction | Properties of radioactive rays | Laws of radioactive decay | The fundamental particles | The atomic nucleus | Isotopes | Detection and measurement of radiation | Nuclear transmutations | Applications of nuclear science | Exercises.
Chapter 25: Industrial inorganic chemistry: Objectives | Surface coatings | Cement | Fuels | Relative merits of fuels | Glass | Exercises.
Chapter 26: Environmental Chemistry: Objectives | Introduction | Air pollution | Water pollution | Radionuclides in water | Soil pollution | Pollution by heavy metals | Noise pollution | Rain water harvesting | Exercises.
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