This Textbook Covers the Area of Structural Inorganic Chemistry in a Number of Ways, With Special Attention Paid To Crystalline Solids.
This revised and updated Second Edition looks at new developments and research results within structural inorganic chemistry in a number of ways. Special attention is paid to crystalline solids and 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 and modern bond-theoretical theories, as well as taking symmetry as a leading principle.
The 2nd Edition is built on the success of the first edition. The overall structure of the book will remain the same with one major change: the chapter on Symmetry (formerly Chapter 18) will be moved to the front of the book. The text will be thoroughly revised and new developments and research results will update the overall text. The author will try to keep the book about the same size. The first edition had 264 pages and the second edition is planned to be 280 - 300 pages. The book should still be of the size that a student can read it from the first to the last page. This textbook covers the area of Structural Inorganic Chemistry in a number of ways, with special attention paid to crystalline solids. It deals with the elucidation and description of the spatial order of atoms within a chemical compound. Also, the structural principles of inorganic molecules and solids will be 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 Transition.
5 Structure, Energy and Chemical Bonding.
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 Elements Structures of the Nonmetals.
12 Diamonds-like Structures.
13 Polyaniotic and Polycationic Compounds, Zintl Phases.
14 Packing 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.
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