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Chip Nataro, Lafayette College
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Joined: 04/14/2008 - 9:10am

5th Ed Miessler, Fischer and Tarr Typos

Previously in the forums there was a place for 4th Ed typos. The 5th Ed has been out long enough that if there are typos, we have probably discovered them. As with Adam's post of the 4th Ed typos, I like the book. Gary and Paul have certainly been friend's of VIPEr throughout the years. These are just things that we catch that can hopefully make the 6th Ed. Do not include the lack of a bioinorganic chapter in this discussion, that has been covered in another forum topic.

Obviously I am brining this up for a reason. Chapter 7 page 219 list the length of the c side in a hcp lattice as 2.83r. This is the legth of the sides in fcc. The correct value should be 3.27r.

Kyle Grice, DePaul University
Last seen: 14 hours 51 min ago
Joined: 07/22/2010 - 5:29pm

If you do get to the secret level chapter 16, the version I got from the publisher was missing the O labels on oxaliplatin.

Anne Bentley, Lewis & Clark College
Last seen: 1 day 13 hours ago
Joined: 04/01/2008 - 8:09pm

Am I losing my marbles or does this edition not have an Appendix B?  Appendix A is answers to end-of-chapter questions, Appendix C is character tables, and...

Ok, I figured it out.  "Appendix B can be found online..." it says in the Table of Contents.


Amanda Reig, Ursinus College
Last seen: 2 months 1 week ago
Joined: 05/08/2009 - 11:33am

Anne - I did the same thing!  I actually emailed the publisher because I didn't see the note in the TOC.   I thought I got bad book.  Seems like a strange way to save a few pennies, but I'm sure they have their reasons.  :)

Gerard Rowe, University of South Carolina Aiken
Last seen: 2 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: 05/17/2011 - 8:29am

Not the text, but in the solutions manual available the publisher's site:  The solution to problem 10.5 has numbers incorrectly plugged into the spin-only magnetic moment equation:

mu_s = sqrt(3(3+5)) = 3.9 BM   

the 5 in that equation should be a 2.  The numerical solution is correct, though.