DescriptionThe essential introduction to the understanding of the structure of inorganic solids and materials. This revised and updated 2nd Edition looks at new developments and research results within Structural Inorganic Chemistry in a number of ways, special attention is paid to crystalline solids, elucidation and description of the spatial order of atoms within a chemical compound. Structural principles of inorganic molecules and solids are described through traditional concepts, modern bond-theoretical theories, as well as taking symmetry as a leading principle.
2 Description of Chemical Structures.
4 Polymorphism and Phase Transitions.
5 Chemical Bonding and Lattice Energy.
6 The Effective Size of Atoms.
7 Ionic Compounds.
8 Molecular Structures I: Compounds of Main Group Elements.
9 Molecular Structures II: Compounds of Transition Metals.
10 Molecular Orbital Theory and Chemical Bonding in Solids.
11 The Element Structures of the Nonmetals.
12 Diamond-like Structures.
13 Polyanionic and Polycationic Compounds. Zintl Phases.
14 Packings of Spheres. Metal Structures.
15 The Sphere-packing Principle for Compounds.
16 Linked Polyhedra.
17 Packings of Spheres with Occupied Interstices.
18 Symmetry as the Organizing Principle for Crystal Structures.
19 Physical Properties of Solids.
21 Pitfalls and Linguistic Aberrations.
Answers to the Problems.
"…quite useful for…advanced undergraduate and graduate chemistry students." (CHOICE, July 2007)
" … very useful reading for graduate student coursework … recommend the work … with its compact yet broad coverage review of the subject." (Applied Organometallic Chemistry, December 2006)
- The 2nd Edition of a highly successful textbook
- The textbook is based on many years of teaching this subject to a wide range of students
- There's no competing English language book on the market
- The section on `Symmetry Relations Between Crystal Structures` is unique: no textbook has yet looked at this method to bring order to the large amount of different solid state structures
- This is essential reading for every student intending to move into the area of solid state chemistry and inorganic materials
- This is the introductory text to the forthcoming books in this Series, focusing on inorganic materials