Great book for physics and chemistry students, STEM high-school students, professors, and researchers. Also beneficial to those involved in materials science, medical physics, biotechnology, astronomy, quantum chemistry, Earth and space science, and other related fields.
The 125 pages paperback book consists of two parts; the first part is devoted to the quantum mechanics theory of atomic structures as discovered and verified by physics whereas the second part presents and analyzes a large amount of the latest critically evaluated data for the properties of all elements on the periodic table of the elements. Periodic trends for ionization energy, electronegativity, atomic radius, density, and melting points are graphed and thoughtfully analyzed. Additional data of ionic radius, covalent radius, van der Waals radius, and 12-coordination atomic radius for almost all elements on the periodic table are also presented and evaluated. The authors discussed over 30 problems, review questions, and their solutions to help deepen the insight in this subject area to make this book a real study text. Plenty of problems are given to elucidate the material.