Inorganic Aspects of Biological and Organic Chemistry investigates the inorganic aspects of biological and organic chemistry. Topics include the inorganic chemistry of group Ia and IIa metals; complexes of Ia and IIa cations in organic and biological chemistry; atomic structure and structure-activity correlations; and bonding in ligands and metal complexes. Ligand exchange reactions and factors in complex stability are also discussed.Comprised of 12 chapters, this book begins with an overview of some of the important roles of metals in biological and organic chemistry, followed by an analysis of the inorganic chemistry of group Ia and IIa metals. Complexes of Ia and IIa cations in organic and biological chemistry are then described, together with atomic structure and structure-activity correlations. Subsequent chapters deal with bonding in ligands and metal complexes; ligand exchange reactions and factors in complex stability; redox potentials and processes; and the influence of metal ions on equilibria. The book also considers catalysis by metal ions, metal complexes, and metalloenzymes before concluding with a chapter that examines the reactions of ligands in organometallic complexes. This monograph is written for teachers, students, and practitioners of organic, biological, and inorganic chemistry.