Inorganic Chemistry By Heslop Robinson. This book is addressed to students and intended to provide in a single small volume an outline of current inorganic chemistry sufficient for basic reading up to honours degree standard. The approach is general and reason- ably fundamental, so that some of the material is suitable for advanced level and scholarship pupils in schools and for non-specialist students in universities and technical colleges. Suggestions are made for further reading. Teachers may find it useful in planning their instruction to classes at all stages. An endeavour has been made to select factual matter of topical interest and to present the theoretical foundations rigorously enough to make advance possible by addition rather than correction.
Inorganic chemistry is descriptive in the sense that many branches of chemistry remain essentially descriptive. But the emphasis falls increasingly upon a description of its phenomena in terms of the discoveries of atomic physics, quantum mechanics, and theoretical and physical chemistry. Ac- cordingly the earlier chapters seek to provide a minimum background for the rational understanding of chemical observations.
The main body of the work has three objects. First to provide clear-cut, readily assimilated information about the elements, presented in a com- parative way, usually, but not exclusively, under the appropriate periodic sub-groups; secondly to cross-link related material by short discussions of particular topics; and thirdly to emphasise, by reiteration and repeated page reference, applications of theory developed in the earlier chapters. By these modes of association, it is hoped the student will both acquire a useful body of information and appreciate the growing integration which now characterises inorganic chemistry.Download Link 1