Hello all, I have started thinking about the fall semester (!) already and I'd like some advice. We teach a weird hybrid of general chemistry and sophomore organic at the introductory level. So the students are exposed in more depth to d-block chemistry (crystal field), quantum theory (including radial probability diagrams), periodic properties (including Zeff and the lanthanide contraction), and things like acidity of metal ions and HSAB. I feel comfortable just supplementing these topics with lecture and problem set materials, but my colleagues who are not inorganic chemists, would like to give the students some supplementary reading to do. Are there any good self-contained resources for these topics that you would recommend in particular? I am thinking of inexpensive (like the Oxford Primer Series) and or web-based because we have very strict copyright policies that end up costing students a lot of money for Xeroxed materials from other textbooks. Another option would be a good honors level textbook that deals with these topics (however one that isn't super quantitative in their treatment. We've considered actually using a sophomore inorganic text (and tried that once) but it required too much supplementation on the low end.