This book, together with The Periodic Table DVD, provides an introduction to the transition metals, examining the behavior of the metals and their aqueous ions and complexes. The first four chapters provide an introduction to the transition metals, coordination chemistry, stereochemistry and isomerisms and ligands. The fifth chapter introduces the d orbitals in transition metal complexes and then moves on to crystal-field theory. Finally in the last chapter, the disparate properties of magnetism, spectra and bonding are brought together with one unifying theory, in molecular orbital theory.
Elaine Moore Eleanor Crabb Lesley E. Smart
Royal Society of Chemistry