Shriver and Atkins' Inorganic Chemistry fifth edition represents an integral part of a student's chemistry education. With the same broad coverage as its predecessors - making it the ideal companion for the duration of an undergraduate degree programme - the fifth edition extends from the foundational concepts of inorganic chemistry to the forefront of contemporary research.
The book seeks not just to impart knowledge, but to engage and enthuse its readers. Its unique 'Frontiers' chapters cover materials science, nanotechnology, catalysis, and biological inorganic chemistry, and have been fully updated to reflect advances in these key areas of contemporary research and industrial application. Further, examples throughout show the relevance of inorganic chemistry to real-life situations, to encourage students to engage fully with the subject.
Inorganic chemistry spans a huge range of elements, whose characteristic similarities and differences students must be familiar with. Inorganic Chemistry rises to this challenge by setting out the key trends exhibited within the periodic table, and by the elements comprising each Group. These trends and behaviors are illuminated with illustrative examples, placing the content in a clear, relevant context.
The author team brings together chemical educators and researchers who are at the forefront of their fields to produce a text which combines authoritative coverage with a clear and lucid writing style.
Basic chemical principles are set out clearly in 'Foundations' and are fully developed throughout the text, culminating in the cutting-edge research topics of the 'Frontiers'.
A completely repackaged Part 2 divides the descriptive chemistry into Essentials and Details, making it easier for the reader to draw out the key principles, before exploring the reactions exemplifying these principles in more depth.
An increased number of worked examples, problems, and exercises, further aid students' understanding.
Contextual examples illustrating the impact of inorganic chemistry on everyday life, and a refreshed full-colour text design, increase the student's interest in and engagement with the text to make their learning more effective.
The Online Resource Center offers additional resources for both lecturers and students, enhancing the value of the text as a teaching and learning tool.