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The Facts On File Dictionary of Inorganic Chemistry
  • Authored by: John Daintith
  • From the Series: Science Dictionary
  • Trim Size: 6 x 9
  • ISBN-10: 0816049262
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-4926-4
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $49.50
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 10/01/2003
  • Dewey Number: 546
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 256


Mastering chemistry requires familiarity with a specialized, technical vocabulary. Inorganic chemistry is one of two fairly distinct parts of chemistry, the other being organic chemistry. It is generally studied separately from organic chemistry and, above a certain level, students need different textbooks for the two branches of the discipline.

The Facts On File Dictionary of Inorganic Chemistry provides quick access and complete reference definitions to more than 2,000 terms, concepts, and principles that make up a significant part of Section Four of the AP Chemistry course for high school students. Along with The Facts On File Dictionary of Organic Chemistry, this volume makes the perfect companion resource for coursework in chemistry. Appendixes include the periodic table, a list of chemical elements, and a list of websites. Undergraduate chemistry students and students studying metallurgy and Earth sciences will also find this volume chock full of useful material.

Entries include:

  • Allotropy
  • Born—Haber cycle
  • Cluster compound
  • Electron spin resonance
  • Faraday's laws
  • Kinetic isotope effect
  • Metallic bond
  • Oxidation—reduction
  • Photochemistry
  • Raney nickel
  • Supramolecule
  • Zwitterion.


More than 40 black-and-white line illustrations. Appendixes. Bibliography. Cross-references.

About the Author(s)

John Daintith is editor and contributor to many reference books, including The Facts On File Dictionary of Physics, The Facts On File Dictionary of Mathematics, and the new The Facts On File Dictionary of Weather and Climate.

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