Publication date: 1 April 2010
Coordination Chemistry continues to be a basic presentation of this subject. It covers a host of interesting new areas in which the ideas of coordination chemistry have impact. It includes a new last chapter which introduces organometallic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis and the rapidly expanding studies of metal ions in living systems and solids.
Coordination Chemistry is primarily concerned with metal complexes but many of its concepts are applicable to chemistry in general. Students just starting to study chemistry, therefore, will profit from an appreciation and understanding of the basic principles of coordination chemistry, which may be applied in more sophisticated fashion in advanced courses.
Although textbooks of general chemistry usually contain brief treatments of metal complexes and coordination chemistry, their limited space precludes the discussion of many important aspects of the subject. This being so, this book was written to more adequately present this subject to persons with a limited chemistry background. We believe it is appropriate for use by students who have had at least a year of high school chemistry. It would serve well as a supplement to introductory college chemistry courses, as part of the context of the second year of a high school chemistry course, as the subject of a special chemistry seminar, or as an introduction or review for graduate students, health professionals, or others who plan to do work which involves metal ions and complexes.
Publisher: Science Reviews 2000 Ltd