A translation of the German original, this is a short textbook about the structural principles of inorganic chemical molecules and solids.
Inorganic Chemistry The aim of this series of textbooks is to reflect the breadth of modern research in inorganic chemistry and to fulfil the need for texts in advanced areas. The series will cover the whole range of inorganic chemistry with the publication of books in general and physical chemistry, solid state chemistry, coordination chemistry, organometallic chemistry, main group chemistry and bioinorganic chemistry. Inorganic Structural Chemistry Ulrich Muller Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Kassel, Germany Inorganic Structural Chemistry deals with the elucidation and description of the spatial order of atoms in a compound. The book describes the structural principles of inorganic molecules and solids using traditional concepts as well as modern approaches. It also includes the systematic ordering of the recognized structure types and the disclosure of relationships amongst them. Relations of structures and properties are also discussed. Contents: How to describe chemical structures; phase diagrams; the interplay of chemical bonding-energy-structure; factors governing the structure of ionic compounds, molecules and metals; chemical bonding in solids - band theory; structure of the elements; structural principles of polyanionic, polycationic and cluster compounds; sphere packings in metals and compounds; solid state structures seen as arrays of linked polyhedra and as sphere packings with occupied interstices; physical properties of solids; symmetry as an ordering principle of crystal structures.
Table of Contents
PARTIAL TABLE OF CONTENTS: Partial table of
Description of Chemical Structures.
Polymorphism and Phase Diagrams.
Structure, Energy and Chemical Bonding.
The Effective Size of Atoms.
Molecular Structures 2: Compounds of
The Element Structures of the Nonmetals.
Sphere Packings: Metal Structures.
The Sphere Packing Principle for Compounds.
Physical Properties of Solids.
Answers to the Problems.