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Physical Methods in Inorganic Chemistry


  Rs. 275
  pages: xx+430  softcover
  ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR STRUCTURE : Atomic Structure; Bonding; Ligand Field and Molecular Orbital Description of Bonding Complexes
SPECTROSCOPIC METHODS : Symmetry and the Character Tables; General Introduction to Spectroscopy; Electronic Absorption Spectroscopy; Vibration and Rotation Spectroscopy-Infrared, Raman & Microwave; Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy; Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance Spectroscopy; Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy; Mossbauer Spectroscopy; Mass Spectrometry|
  About the book
    This volume is a basic work on the application of modern physical methods to problem solving in inorganic chemistry. In most introductory-level works, one finds detailed discussions of quantum mechanical calculations (at least H2+ and H2), procedures for determining electronegativities, and means of evaluating the covalent and ionic radii of atoms. But very little is found in other books on the application and use of physical methods in inorganic chemistry. In contrast, this book emphasizes fundamental  principles and their application to problem solving. Since the modern well-trained chemist applies any physical method which may possibly produce a solution to his problem, it follows that critical examination of the interpretations of spectroscopic methods—appearing in the literature—must be carefully considered. This book offers a sound knowledge of the principles, limitations, and different kinds of spectroscopic applications essential to the inorganic chemist.
    The approach is qualitative. Whenever possible, simplified illustrations are presented to aid the reader in understanding the principles which underlie applications of the various methods. Each chapter on physical methods offers examples which describe the application of these methods to the solution of inorganic problems. These examples , selected from the author’s research program, demonstrate the different kinds of information obtainable by using the various physical methods.
    Physical Methods in Inorganic Chemistry, as an advanced undergraduate and graduate text, will serve as a guide to the employment of the physical methods, and provide a sound basis for analogous reasoning in solving many problems in inorganic chemistry. As a reference, this book will be of particular value to active organic and inorganic chemists. As a reference , this book will be of particular value to active organic and inorganic chemists, and to those employing spectroscopic methods in their work.