Inorganic chemistry is the branch of chemistry concerned with the properties and behaviour of inorganic compounds. This field covers all chemical compounds except the myriad organic compounds (compounds containing C-H bonds), which are the subjects ...
of organic chemistry. Many inorganic compounds are salts, consisting of cations and anions joined by ionic bonding. Important classes of inorganic salts are the oxides, the carbonates, the sulphates and the halides. Many inorganic compounds are characterised by high melting points. The simplest inorganic reaction is double displacement when in mixing of two salts the ions are swapped without a change in oxidation state. This book presents and discusses current research done in the field of inorganic chemistry.