Undergraduates studying inorganic chemistry often find the terminology of the subject bewildering, and concepts difficult to summarise. This new book, part of the successful Oxford Chemistry Primers series, provides an alphabetical listing of concepts encountered by students in their studies up to the end of the first year of their chemistry course. With each entry containing more information than can be found in a general chemistry dictionary, and written in a student-friendly and accessible style, every chemistry student should have a copy of this invaluable book on their desk.
1. Acids and bases to Aufbau principle ; 2. Back donation to Born-Haber cycle ; 3. Canonical from to Crystal structures ; 4. Dative bond to Dipole moment ; 5. Effective atomic number to Exchange energy ; 6. Gibbs energy ; 7. Halogens to Hypervalent ; 8. Inertness and lability to Isomerism ; 9. Lanthanides to Lone pair ; 10. Magnetism to Molecular orbital theory ; 11. Nomenclature of inorganic compounds to Non-aqueous solvents ; 12. Orbitals to Oxidation state ; 13. Periodic table to Polyhedral cage geometrics ; 14. Radii to Resonance ; 15. Sandwich compounds to Steric effects ; 16. Valence bond to VSEPR ; Bibliography ; Index