The first broad account offering a non-mathematical, unified treatment of solid state chemistry. Describes synthetic methods, X-ray diffraction, principles of inorganic crystal structures, crystal chemistry and bonding in solids; phase diagrams of 1, 2 and 3 component systems; the electrical, magnetic, and optical properties of solids; three groups of industrially important inorganic solids--glass, cement, and refractories; and certain aspects of organic solid state chemistry, including the "organic metal" of new materials.
Table of Contents
What is Solid State Chemistry?
Characterization of Inorganic Solids:
Application of Physical Techniques.
Point Groups, Space Groups and Crystal
Descriptive Crystal Chemistry.
Some Factors Which Influence Crystal
Crystal Defects and Non-Stoichiometry.
Interpretation of Phase Diagrams.
Ionic Conductivity and Solid Electrolytes.
Electronic Properties and Band Theory:
Metals, Semiconductors, Inorganic Solids,
Other Electrical Properties.
Optical Properties: Luminescence, Lasers.
Cement and Concrete.
Organic Solid State Chemistry.