General Chemistry Volume 2 – N.L. Glinka

In this post we will see the Volume 2 of General Chemistry series written by Nikolai Glinka and edited by V. Rabinovich.

About the book ( From the Back Cover)

Professor N. Glinka’s textbook systematizes the theoretical aspects and includes an extensive collection of reference data tor the course in general chemistry. Great attention is given to the structure of atoms and molecules, the laws of chemical reactions, and oxidation-reduction, processes. The book has been very popular in the Soviet Union and other countries for many years. During the author’s life, it saw 12 editions in Russian and was repeatedly published in other languages. The time that has elapsed after the author’s death, however required the introduction of appreciable amendments into the book, first of all because of the deep penetration of chemistry into many branches of the national economy and of the tremendous growth in the volume of the factual material of chemistry. The required revision of the textbook was carried out in its sixteenth Russian edition (1973). An additional revision of the book mainly due to the transition to SI units of physical quantities and the associated alterations in the terminology was carried out in the nineteenth Russian edition (1977). The present English text has been translated from the 21st Russian edition (1980), and to facilitate work with the book, has been divided into two volumes. The book is intended for students of higher educational institutions not majoring in chemistry. It will also be very helpful for persons studying the fundamentals of chemistry independently, and for students of chemical technical schools and the senior classes of secondary schools.

This book was hugely popular in the Soviet Union and other countries for many years. It was first published in 1958 and revised from the 1980 enlarged and updated Russian edition. Like Volume 1 this book is written in an engaging and easy to understand language. General Chemistry Volume 1&2 together cover completely the Physical and Inorganic Chemistry at 10+2 level. Nikolai Glinka wrote a problem book called Problems And Exercises In General Chemistry accompanying these two volumes and which is likewise a brilliant book. We will see it in the next post.

Thank you very much TheMitr for helping me make the post.

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Chapter XI Hydrogen

Hydrogen in nature. Obtaining hydrogen. Hydrogen Properties and Application. Hydrogen peroxide

Chapter XII. Halogens

Halogens in Nature. Physical properties of halogens. Halogen Chemical Properties. Halogen collection and application. Halogen compounds with hydrogen. Oxygenated halogen compounds

Chapter XIII Main subgroup of the sixth group

Oxygen. Oxygen in nature. Air. Oxygen uptake and properties. Ozone

Sulfur, Selenium, Tellurium
Sulfur in Nature. Sulfur Obtaining. Sulfur Properties and Application. Hydrogen sulphide. Sulphides. Sulfur dioxide. Sulfuric acid. Sulfur trioxide. Sulfuric acid. Obtaining and applying sulfuric acid. Peroxodisulfuric acid. Thiosulfuric acid. Sulfur compounds with halogens. Selenium. Tellurium

Chapter XIV. Main subgroup of the fifth group

Nitrogen. Nitrogen in nature. Obtaining and properties of nitrogen. Ammonia Ammonium Salts. Fixation of atmospheric nitrogen. Obtaining Ammonia. Hydrazine. Hydroxylamine. Hydrogen azide
Nitrogen oxides. Nitrous acid. Nitric acid. Industrial preparation of nitric acid. Nitrogen cycle in nature

Phosphorus in nature. Phosphorus attainment and properties. Phosphorus compounds with hydrogen and halogens. Phosphorus oxides and acids. Mineral fertilizers

Arsenic, Antimony, Bismuth
Arsenic. Antimony. Bismuth

Chapter XV Main subgroup of the fourth group

Carbon in Nature. Carbon allotropy. Chemical properties of carbon. Carbides. Carbon dioxide. Carbonic acid. Carbon oxide. Sulfur and nitrogen carbon compounds. Fuel and its types. Gaseous fuel

Organic compounds
General characteristic of organic compounds. Specific features of organic compounds. Theory of the chemical structure of organic compounds. Classification of Organic Compounds. Saturated hydrocarbons. Unsaturated Hydrocarbons. Cyclic saturated hydrocarbons. Aromatic hydrocarbons. Halogen derivatives of hydrocarbons. Alcohols and phenols. Ethers. Aldehydes and Ketones. Carboxylic acids. Carboxylic acid esters. Fats. Carbohydrates. Amines. Amino acids and proteins. High molecular weight natural and synthetic compounds (polymers)

Silicon in Nature, Obtaining and Properties of Silicon. Hydrogen and halogen silicon compounds. Silicon dioxide. Silicic acids and their salts. Glass. Pottery. Cement. Organo silicic compounds

Tin, lead, germanium
Germanium .Tin .Lead Lead accumulator

Chapter XVI General properties of metals. Alloys

Physical and chemical properties of metals. Electronic structure of metals, insulators and semiconductors. Crystal structure of metals. Obtaining metals from ores. Obtainment of high purity metals. Alloys. Phase diagrams of metal systems. Corrosion of metals

Chapter XVII First group of the Periodic System

Alkali metals
Alkali metals in nature. Obtaining and properties of alkali metals. Sodium. Potassium

Copper Subgroup
Copper. Silver. Gold

Chapter XVIII. Complex compounds

Main theses of coordination theory. Principal types and nomenclature of complex compounds. Spatial structure and isomerism of complex compounds. Nature of chemical bonding in complex compounds. Stability of complex compounds in solutions. Influence of coordination on the properties of ligands and the central atom

Chapter XIX Second group of the Periodic System

Main subgroup of the second group
Beryllium. Magnesium. Calcium. Hardness of natural waters and their elimination. Strontium. Barium

Secondary subgroup of the second group
Zinc. Cadmium. Mercury

Chapter XX Third group of the Periodic System

Main subgroup of third group
Boron. Aluminum. Gallium. Indian. Thallium

Secondary subgroup of the third group. Lanthanides. Actinides
Scandium Subgroup. Lanthanides. Actinides

Chapter XXI Secondary subgroups of the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh groups

General feature of transition elements

Titanium Subgroup
Titanium. Zirconium. Hafnium.

Vanadium Subgroup
Vanadium. Niobium. Tantalum

Chrome subgroup
Chromium. Molybdenum. Wolfram

Manganese Subgroup
Manganese. Rhenium

Chapter XXII. Eighth group of the Periodic System

Noble gases
General characteristic of noble gases. Helium. Neon. Argon

Secondary subgroup of the eighth group

Iron Series
Iron. Abundance in Nature. Importance of iron and its alloys in the technique. Iron Physical Properties, Phase Diagram of the Iron – Carbon System. Pig iron and steel production. Heat treatment of steel. Iron alloys. Chemical properties of iron. Iron compounds. Cobalt. Nickel

Platinum Group Metals
General feature of metals. Platinum. Palladium. Iridium

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