The f elements

Author: Nikolas Kaltsoyannis,Peter Scott

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 85

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The lanthanides and actinides (the f elements) are rarely studied in detail by chemistry undergraduates. More often they appear as an afterthought in bonding, spectroscopy, magnetism, coordination chemistry, and organometallics courses. This is largely because of a lack of an accessible text treating the chemistry of these elements in one cover. Moreover, the placement of lanthanides and actinides in the closing pages of standard inorganic chemistry text books serves to marginalise these elements further. The f elements has therefore been written to fill a gap in the undergraduate chemistry textbook market. It covers much of the fundamental chemistry of the lanthanide and actinide elements, including coordination chemistry, solid state compounds, organometallic chemistry, electronic spectroscopy, and magnetism. Many comparisons are made between the chemistry of the lanthanides and actinides and that of the transition elements, which is generally much more familiar to undergraduate chemistry students. The book uses the chemistry of the f elements as a vehicle for the communication of several important chemical concepts that are not usually discussed in detail in undergraduate courses, for example the chemical consequences of relativity and the lanthanide and actinide contractions. Many important modern applications of f element chemistry, e.g. the use of actinides in nuclear power generation and of the lanthanides in magnetic resonance imaging and catalytic converters in motor vehicle exhausts, are also discussed in depth.
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The Rare Earth Elements

Fundamentals and Applications

Author: David A. Atwood

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111863263X

Category: Science

Page: 696

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Lanthanides are of great importance for the electronic industries, this new book (from the EIBC Book Series) provides a comprehensive coverage of the basic chemistry, particularly inorganic chemistry, of the lanthanoid elements, those having a 4f shell of electrons. A chapter is describing the similarity of the Group 3 elements, Sc, Y, La, the group from which the lanthanoids originate and the group 13 elements, particularly aluminum, having similar properties. Inclusion of the group 3 and 13 elements demonstrates how the lanthanoid elements relate to other, more common, elements in the Periodic Table. Beginning chapters describe the occurrence and mineralogy of the elements, with a focus on structural features observed in compounds described in later chapters. The majority of the chapters is organized by the oxidation state of the elements, Ln(0), Ln(II), Ln(III), and Ln(IV). Within this organization the chapters are further distinguished by type of compound, inorganic (oxides and hydroxides, aqueous speciation, halides, alkoxides, amides and thiolates, and chelates) and organometallic. Concluding chapters deal with diverse and critically important applications of the lanthanoids in electronic and magnetic materials, and medical imaging.
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Macromolecules Containing Metal and Metal-Like Elements, Volume 5

Metal-Coordination Polymers

Author: Alaa S. Abd-El-Aziz,Charles E. Carraher, Jr.,Charles U. Pittman, Jr.,Martel Zeldin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471727644

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

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This series provides a useful, applications-oriented forum for the next generation of macromolecules and materials. The fifth volume in this series provides useful descriptions of the transition metals and their applications. Transition Metals are covered in 2 volumes, the second part is covered in Volume 6.
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Aromatic Chemistry

Author: Malcolm Sainsbury

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198556748

Category: Science

Page: 92

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All the basic principles of the field of aromatic chemistry are clearly presented in this important account. Many compounds of industrial and biological significance are used as examples with consideration given to structure, reactions, and properties. Topics such as thermodynamic versus kinetic control and pericyclic reactions are also introduced. In addition to benzene and the classes of aromatic compounds derived from it, the text covers polycyclic arenes, and the small and large ring systems which are embraced by the wider definition of aromaticity. The text will be especially useful for courses in organic chemistry.
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Chemistry for the Biosciences

The Essential Concepts

Author: Jonathan Crowe,Tony Bradshaw

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199570876

Category: Education

Page: 678

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Focuses on the key chemical concepts which students of the biosciences need to understand, making the scope of the book directly relevant to the target audience.
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Radical Chemistry

The Fundamentals

Author: Michael John Perkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 92

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Aimed at students with a grounding in organic chemistry, this Primer presents radical chemistry in a modern context, where reactive radicals are recognized both as mediators of many disease conditions, and as key players in mechanisms of enzyme action.
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Radiation Heat Transfer

Author: Howard Richard Neil Jones

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 86

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Introduces radiation heat transfer to undergraduate and postgraduate students working in an engineering environment, who have no prior knowledge of the subject.
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Computers in Chemistry

Author: Pete Biggs

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 90

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This Primer provides an authoritative and easy to read overview of computers and their use in chemistry. It presents the essential basic ideas required to understand and exploit computers as encountered by chemistry students in their studies and in the laboratory at all stages up to and including research level. It gives its readers an insight into the workings of computers and so helps them to use the facilities more effectively.
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