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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. This book was not in great condition but it works. I would not have said good condition. Also it is the size of a very fat ordinary novel size. Which I thought was odd but manageable.
I’m very happy and content with this book. I think I have finally found an inorganic chemistry book that doesn’t skim through important concepts and just lists reaction after reaction. I have begun reading the book not that long gart, so this review isn’t representative of the whole book wuldsbergbut so far from what I read I can notice a higher level of comprehension on the part of the author than any other book I’ve read before on the topic.
Also, props to the seller for sending the item in such a prompt manner and for providing me with a book that is nearly flawless in every aspect. Easy to read, but the pictures could be better. This book was required for a course. I did not find it too useful due to lack of diagrams and some poor explanation by the garu.
I believe this book would be great for those who have taken a inorganic course before and want to touch up on some wulfsbdrg but for a student I do not recommend this book. One person found this helpful.
Wulfsberg’s Inorganic Chemistry manages to escape the obvious pitfalls of a first-edition text: Being error-free is no mean feat, especially when you consider that Shriver and Atkin’s 3rd! In fact, in many ways this Wulfsberg offering is better than any other inorganic text on the market. There are also some serious drawbacks, however.
I’ve already mentioned the fact that there are few errors. Another BIG adavantage is the scope of the text: The introductory chapters 11 of 17 cover general trends, including symmetry, redox, crystal field theory, etc. Only 4 chapters are devoted to that wulfsbergg practice of qualitative description of compounds and their physical properties. Finally, the text is arranged so that chapters are roughly independent – it is not a detriment to skip over a chapter here and there if your course content so requires.
Wulfberg, these positives are almost evenly balanced by some serious in my opinion negatives. For starters, the text is boring! Even I, the professor, find it difficult to read. Part of the problem is that the author seems to think that 2 pages of text is better at explaining something than a half-page picture.
This makes for heavy reading when trying to study! This may be fine for a 2nd-year level course, but most professors will want a text that has enough depth that they can use it in a 3rd- or 4th-year course as well, and I’m afraid this is a little superficial in places. Finally, I have to question the fact that crystal-field theory has an entire chapter devoted to it, while ligand-field theory and consquently, symmetry-adapted orbitals is essentially ignored. In my experience, both as a student and as a prof, anyone who learns LFT finds it much easier and more satisfying than the gross simplifications and outright errors!
I have used this text and Shriver and Atkins’s text as assigned books for my 3rd-year inorganic courses. For my money, Shriver and Atkins, in spite of its overemphasis on physical chemistry and numerous errors, is still a better text. However, I’m anxiously looking forward to a second edition of Wulfsberg, as it wouldn’t take too much effort to make it a superior product.
From an inorganic chemist’s point of view this book is a complete delight. It discusses concepts very well and thoroughly and succeeds at tying up chapters together, something that very few inorganic books have been able to achieve.
From there, the book takes a bold eulfsberg to discuss organometallic chemistry as a full chapter and broad, but relate-able classes of compounds among the various elements in the periodic table. The last two chapters reaction mechanisms and spectroscopy are a bit short gsry the amount of material the book needs to cover, but it is a good start before venturing into a graduate-level class devoting a semester to the material.
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The negatives about this book, that I have heard in the past and are worth pointing-out, are that the book has very few illustrations in fact the book is black and whitethat the writing is at times dense, and that this book is not for newbies. Addressing the first complaint, the more I read the book the more I realized that an illustration that would enveloped everything conveyed on a paragraph would be very difficult to design.
I am willing to say that probably it would detract from the author’s insight. On the other hand, the illustrations that were present in the book were of absolute necessity since I found myself referring to them multiple times as I read the chapter and that really strengthened my understanding of the concepts presented. With regards to the second and third issues, the reading is a bit more technical than you would find in other books and it requires the reader to be comfortable with basic math and general chemistry.
If your knowledge of general chemistry is not up-to-date then you will struggle through the material.
Reading this book will require time and attention, but it will teach you to view chemistry like an inorganic chemist and that should be the goal of any book teaching this subject. Although I already despised my inorganic chemistry course, I have not found this book very helpful.
It is written in hard to follow language, has very long blocks of text, and not enough diagrams, pictures, or explanations for being a course textbook. Plus, it only has a few, select, answers to the problem questions included in the text. See all 8 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Wklfsberg Giveaway.
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