Inorganic Chemistry James E. House, Illinois Wesleyan University and Illinois State University, USA Inorganic chemistry is a broad, rapidly developing field that includes theoretical, physical, and synthetic topics. If organic chemistry is defined as the chemistry of hydrocarbon compounds and their derivatives, then inorganic chemistry can be described as the chemistry of "everything else." This includes all of the remaining elements in the periodic table as well as carbon, which plays a major role in many inorganic compounds. Written for a one-semester inorganic chemistry course, this textbook provides essential information for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students and for individuals pursuing self-study. The author presents the major areas of inorganic chemistry in a clear, concise manner and incorporates pedagogy that reflects his extensive experience teaching the course. . Concise coverage maximizes student understanding, and extensive visuals-including original figures and tables-show the broad applicability of important principles. . The book features a logical organization with five major sections: atomic and molecular structure, condensed phases, solution chemistry, chemistry of the elements, and chemistry of coordination compounds. . Students can review and retain the material through the use of chapter introductions, references for further study, and end-of-chapter questions and problems. Additional resources are available on the companion website at http://elsevierdirect.com/companions/9780123567864House, James E. is the author of 'Inorganic Chemistry ', published 2008 under ISBN 9780123567864 and ISBN 0123567866.