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Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Hardcover – April 13, 1999

ISBN-13: 978-0471199571 ISBN-10: 0471199575 Edition: 6th

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  • Hardcover: 1376 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Interscience; 6 edition (April 13, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471199575
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471199571
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 2.5 x 10.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,022,998 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Review of the Fifth Edition: ". . . a mine of information . . . an invaluable guide." -- Nature

Review of the Fifth Edition: "Every student with a serious interest in inorganic chemistry should have [this book]" -- Journal of Chemical Education

Review of the Fifth Edition: "The first place to go when seeking general information about the chemistry of a particular element, especially when up-to-date, authoritative information is desired." -- Journal of the American Chemical Society

Review of the Fifth Edition: "[This book provides] a bonanza of information on important results and developments which could otherwise be easily overlooked in the general deluge of publication." -- Angewandte Chemie

Review of the Fifth Edition: "[This book] is preeminent in its field, the standard by which all other chemistry books are judged." -- Nouveau Journal de Chemie

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For more than a quarter century, Cotton and Wilkinson's Advanced Inorganic Chemistry has been the source that students and professional chemists have turned to for the background needed to understand current research literature in inorganic chemistry and aspects of organometallic chemistry. Like its predecessors, this updated Sixth Edition is organized around the periodic table of elements and provides a systematic treatment of the chemistry of all chemical elements and their compounds. It incorporates important recent developments with an emphasis on advances in the interpretation of structure, bonding, and reactivity.

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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Robert Jones on January 28, 2003
Format: Hardcover
The 5th edition of this book had been compulsory reading during my undergraduate inorganic chemistry courses: it was the inorganic chemistry bible. This edition fails to reach the high standard of its predecessor. In fact, it isn't even a good advanced inorganic chemistry text. Much of the really useful stuff that forms the basis of an understanding of inorganic chemistry has been omitted in favour of niche topics. The book would be better called 'Advances in Inorganic Chemistry' or 'Selected Topics in Inorganic Chemistry'.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Stefano Libri on September 1, 2002
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This was one of the best book for inorganic chemistry, but this edition is very different from the previous ones. Many useful chapters have been done away with; they have been replaced with chapters rather poor, especially those about catalysis.
I advise the fifth edition, which is much better, even if it's quite old: the updates of new edition don't offset its flaws.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. Perez on November 1, 2011
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This is a classic inorganic chemistry book. Written by at least one giant of inorganic chemistry (G. Wilkinson, Nobel Prize), it is a great reference text for inorganic and organometallic chemistry students, undergraduates and graduate students alike, as well as established chemist professionals.
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Russell N. Grimes is Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at the University of Virginia, where he taught inorganic chemistry from 1963 to 2003 and mentored the research of 75 graduate students and postdoctoral associates as well as numerous undergraduates. He has been a pioneer in the development of boron hydride and boron cluster chemistry and is author or co-author of 240 peer-reviewed articles and review chapters. He has written or edited four books, including Carboranes (1970), Carboranes Second Edition (2011), Metal Interactions with Boron Clusters (1982), and Inorganic Syntheses Volume 26 (1989), and wrote the chapter on Boron in Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Sixth Edition, by Cotton, Wilkinson, Murillo, and Bochmann (1999). He is a native of Pennsylvania and earned a B.S. Chemistry degree at Lafayette College and a Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Minnesota, the research for which was conducted at Harvard University under the guidance of W N. Lipscomb followed by postdoctoral work under M. F. Hawthorne at the University of California at Riverside. He has been a Senior Fulbright Scholar at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, a Humboldt Scholar and Guest Professor at Heidelberg University in Germany, and a Visiting Scholar at the Korea Advanced Institute for Science and Technology. He is a six-time American Chemical Society Tour Speaker and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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