From the reviews 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.
∗ "Every student with a serious interest in inorganic chemistry should have [this book]." –Journal of Chemical Education.
∗ "A mine of information . . . an invaluable guide." –Nature.
∗ "The standard by which all other inorganic chemistry books are judged."–Nouveau Journal de Chimie.
∗ "A masterly overview of the chemistry of the elements."–The Times of London Higher Education Supplement.
∗ "A bonanza of information on important results and developments which could otherwise easily be overlooked in the general deluge of publications." –Angewandte Chemie.
Some Cross–Cutting Topics.
THE CHEMISTRY OF THE MAIN GROUP ELEMENTS.
The Group 1 Elements: Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs, Fr.
The Group 2 Elements: Be, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, Ra.
The Group 13 Elements: Al, Ga, In, Tl.
The Group 14 Elements: Si, Ge, Sn, Pb.
The Group 15 Elements: P, As, Sb, Bi.
The Group 16 Elements: S, Se, Te, Po.
The Group 17 Elements: F, CI, Br, I, At.
The Group 18 Elements: He, Ne, Ar, Kr, Xe, Rn.
The Group 12 Elements: Zn, Cd, Hg.
THE CHEMISRTY OF THE TRANSITION ELEMENTS.
Survey of the Transition Elements.
The Elements of the First Transition Series.
The Elements of the Second and Third Transition Series.
The Group 3 Elements and the Lanthanides.
The Actinide Elements.
THE ROLE OF ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY IN CATALYSIS.
Fundamental Reactions Steps of Transition Metal Catalyzed Reaction.
Homogeneous Catalysis by Transition Metal Complexes.
SIR GEOFFREY WILKINSON, PhD (deceased), was a professor in the Department of Chemistry at the Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine in London, United Kingdom.
CARLOS A. MURILLO, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Costa Rica and an adjunct pro– fessor in the Department of Chemistry at Texas A&M University.
MANFRED BOCHMANN, PhD, is a professor in the School of Chemistry at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom.