Complete coverage of basic inorganic reaction mechanisms that brings readers up to date on developments in the field. Mechanistic concepts introduced will provoke consideration of larger categories of inorganic reactions without the need for expert knowledge. Theoretical and experimental methods are described, as well as the possibilities offered by each technique, the kind of information obtained, the limitations of each, and methods for handling experimental data. Carefully clarifies the relationship between mechanism and kinetics, and corresponding concepts. Features a chapter on inorganic photochemistry and the related energy conversion -- a branch of inorganic reaction mechanisms that is making rapid advances.