The Chemical Bond in Inorganic Chemistry: The Bond Valence Model

Paperback | June 6, 2007

byI. David Brown

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The bond valence model is an evolution of Pauling's electrostatic valence principle first enunciated in 1929. Recent improvements in crystal structure determination have allowed the model to become more quantitative. Unlike other models of inorganic chemical bonding, the bond valence model issimple, intuitive, quantitative and predictive, and requires only a pocket calculator. It can be used for analysing crystal structures and the conceptual modelling of local as well as extended structures. This is the first book to explore the theoretical basis of the model and to show how it can beapplied to synthetic and solution chemistry. In analysing the chemistry of solids, the book emphasizes the separate roles of the constraints of chemistry and the constraints of 3-dimensional space. It reviews many of the applications of the model in physics, materials science, chemistry,mineralogy, soil science, surface science and molecular biology. The final chapter describes how the bond valence model relates to, and represents a simplification of, other models of inorganic chemical bonding.

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The bond valence model is an evolution of Pauling's electrostatic valence principle first enunciated in 1929. Recent improvements in crystal structure determination have allowed the model to become more quantitative. Unlike other models of inorganic chemical bonding, the bond valence model issimple, intuitive, quantitative and predict...

Professor I. David Brown Professor Emiritus, Department of Physics and Astronomy, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.65 inPublished:June 6, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199298815

ISBN - 13:9780199298815

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Table of Contents

1. Historical introductionI: Theory2. The ionic bond3. The bond valence modelII: ChemistryAnion and cation bonding strengths5. Liquids6. Cation coordination number7. Hydrogen bonds8. Electronically distorted structures9. Physical properties of bondsIII: Solids10. Space and space groups11. Modelling inorganic structures12. Lattice induced strainIV: Applications and implications13. Applications14. Chemical implications of the bond valence modelA. Bond valence parametersB. Space group spectraC. Solution of the network equationsD. Cation and anion bonding strengthsReferences to the ICSD and the CSDReferencesList of symbolsIndex

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`A highly readable book ... will appeal to anyone interested in the structure of solids, including crystallographers, structural chemists, and material scientists.'Crystallography News