Inorganic Structural Chemistry Second Edition by Ulrich Muller pdf.
Inorganic Structural Chemistry 2nd Edition By Ulrich Muller free pdf download.
Preface of Inorganic Structural Chemistry Second Edition by Ulrich Muller book:
Given the increasing quantity of knowledge in all areas of science, the imparting of this knowledge must necessarily concentrate on general principles and laws while details must be restricted to important examples. A textbook should be reasonably small, but essential aspects of the subject may not be neglected, traditional foundations must be considered, and modern developments should be included. This introductory text is an attempt to present inorganic structural chemistry in this way.
Compromises cannot be avoided; some sections may be shorter, while others may be longer than some experts in this area may deem appropriate.
Chemists predominantly think in illustrative models: they like to “see” structures and bonds. The modern bond theory has won its place in chemistry and is given proper attention in Chapter 10. However, with its extensive calculations it corresponds more to the way of thinking of physicists. Furthermore, albeit the computational results have become quite reliable, it often remains difficult to understand structural details. For everyday use, simple models such as those treated in Chapters 8, 9 and 13 are usually more useful to a chemist: “The peasant who wants to harvest in his lifetime cannot wait for the ab initio theory of weather. Chemists, like peasants, believe in rules, but cunningly manage to interpret them as occasion demands”.
This book is mainly addressed to advanced students of chemistry. Basic chemical knowledge concerning atomic structure, chemical bond theory and structural aspects is required.