Chemical Bonding in Solids

Paperback | March 1, 1995

byJeremy K. Burdett

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Chemical Bonding in Solids examines how atoms in solids are bound together and how this determines the structure and properties of materials. Over the years, diverse concepts have come from many areas of chemistry, physics, and materials science, but often these ideas have remained largelywithin the area where they originated. One of the goals of this text is to bring some of these ideas together and show how a broader picture exists once some of the prejudices which isolate one area from another are removed. This book will be ideal for students taking courses in solid statechemistry, materials chemistry, and solid state physics.

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Chemical Bonding in Solids examines how atoms in solids are bound together and how this determines the structure and properties of materials. Over the years, diverse concepts have come from many areas of chemistry, physics, and materials science, but often these ideas have remained largelywithin the area where they originated. One of...

Jeremy K. Burdett is at University of Chicago.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.65 × 6.14 × 0.83 inPublished:March 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 13:9780195089929

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Table of Contents

1. Molecules1.1. The H2 Molecule: Molecular Orbitial Approach1.2. The H2 Molecule: Localized Approach1.3. Energy Levels of HHe1.4. Energy Levels of Linear Conjugated Molecules1.5. Energy Levels of Cyclic Polyenes1.6. Energy Differences and Moments1.7. The Jahn-Teller Effects2. From Molecules to Solids2.1. The Solid as a Giant Molecule2.2. Some Properties of Solids from the Band Picture2.3. Two Atom Cells2.4. The Peierls Distortion2.5. Other One-Dimensional Systems2.6. Second Order Peierls Distortions3. More Details Concerning Energy Bands3.1. The Brillouin Zone3.2. The Fermi Surface3.3. Symmetry Considerations4. The Electronic Structure of Solids4.1. Oxides with the NaCl, TiO2 and MoO2 Structures4.2. The Diamond and Zincblende Structures4.3. 'Localization' of 'Delocalized' Orbitals in Solids4.4. The Structure of NbO4.5. Chemical Bonding in Ionic Compounds4.6. The Transition Metals4.7. The Free-Electron Model4.8. Compounds between Transition Metals and Main Group Elements4.9. The Nickel Arsenide and Related Structures4.10. Molecular Metals4.11. Division into Electronic Types5. Metals and Insulators5.1. The Importance of Structure and Composition5.2. The Structures of Calcium and Zinc5.3. Geometrical Instabilities5.4. Importance of Electron-Electron Interactions5.5. Transition Metal and Rare Earth Oxides5.6. Effect of Doping5.7. Superconductivity in the C60 Series5.8. High-Temperature Superconductors6. The Structures of Solids and Pauling's Rules6.1. General Description of Ion Packings6.2. The First Rule6.3. The Second Rule6.4. The Third Rule6.5. The Fifth Rule6.6. The Description of Solids in Terms of Pair Potentials6.7. More About the Orbital Description of Silicates7. The Structures of Some Covalent Solids7.1. Electron Counting7.2. Change of Structure with Electron Count7.3. Structures of Soem AX2 Solids7.4. Structures Derived from Simple Cubic or Rocksalt7.5. The Stability of the Rocksalt and Zincblende Structures7.6. The Structures of the Spinels7.7. Distortions of the Cadmium Halide Structure: Jahn-Teller Considerations7.8. Distortions of the Cadmium Halide Structure: Trigonal Prismatic Coordination7.9. Distortions of the Cadmium Halide Structure: t2g Block Instabilities7.10. The Rutile Versus Cadmium Halide Versus Pyrite Structures7.11. Second Order Structural Changes8. More About Structures8.1. The Structures of the Elements8.2. The Structures of Some Main Group Intermetallic Compounds8.3. The Hume-Rothery Rules8.4. Pseudopotential Theory8.5. The Structures of the First Row Elements8.6. The Coloring Problem8.7. Structural Stability and Band Gap

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"I found the critical re-inspection of familiar concepts such as ionic radii and close packing of spheres most interesting. The author does away with Pauling's rules and the classification of bond types as introduced by Van Arkel and Ketelaar."--Wolfgang Sachtler, NorthwesternUniversity