The Chemistry of the Actinide Elements

Volume 2

  • Joseph J. Katz
  • Glenn T. Seaborg
  • Lester R. Morss

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Part One

    1. Wallace W. Schulz, Robert A. Penneman
      Pages 887-961
    2. P. Gary Eller, Robert A. Penneman
      Pages 962-988
    3. David E. Hobart, Joseph R. Peterson
      Pages 989-1024
    4. Richard G. Haire
      Pages 1025-1070
    5. E. K. Hulet
      Pages 1071-1084
    6. R. J. Silva
      Pages 1085-1117
  3. Part Two

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1119-1119
    2. Joseph J. Katz, Lester R. Morss, Glenn T. Seaborg
      Pages 1121-1195
    3. Lester R. Morss
      Pages 1278-1360
    4. Norman M. Edelstein, Jean Goffart
      Pages 1361-1387
    5. M. V. Nevitt, M. B. Brodsky
      Pages 1388-1416
    6. John H. Burns
      Pages 1417-1479
    7. Glenn T. Seaborg, O. Lewin Keller Jr
      Pages 1629-1646
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 1647-1781

About this book


The first edition of this work appeared almost thirty years ago, when, as we can see in retrospect, the study of the actinide elements was in its first bloom. Although the broad features of the chemistry of the actinide elements were by then quite well delineated, the treatment of the subject in the first edition was of necessity largely descriptive in nature. A detailed understanding of the chemical consequences of the characteristic presence of Sf electrons in most of the members of the actinide series was still for the future, and many of the systematic features of the actinide elements were only dimly apprehended. In the past thirty years all this has changed. The application of new spectroscopic techniques, which came into general use during this period, and new theoretical insights, which came from a better understanding of chemical bonding, inorganic chemistry, and solid state phenomena, were among the important factors that led to a great expansion and maturation in actinide element research and a large number of new and important findings. The first edition consisted of a serial description of the individual actinide elements, with a single chapter devoted to the six heaviest elements (lawrencium, the heaviest actinide, was yet to be discovered). Less than 15 % of the text was devoted to a consideration of the systematics of the actinide elements.


Nuclid atoms chemistry kinetics metals reactions spectra structure

Editors and affiliations

  • Joseph J. Katz
    • 1
  • Glenn T. Seaborg
    • 2
  • Lester R. Morss
    • 1
  1. 1.Chemistry DivisionArgonne National LaboratoryUSA
  2. 2.Chemistry DivisionLawrence Berkeley LaboratoryUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7918-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3155-8
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