An Introduction to Crystal Chemistry
First published in 1964, as the second edition of a 1939 original, this well-known textbook presents the fundamental principles of crystal chemistry at a level that was suitable for undergraduate students of chemistry, physics, metallurgy, mineralogy and related subjects at the time of its publication. The first part deals with the general principles of crystal architecture in terms of predominant types of binding forces between the atoms themselves. There are chapters on atomic structure, and the ionic, covalent, metallic and van der Waals bonds. The second part contains a discussion of systematic crystal chemistry in which the physical and chemical properties of crystalline substances are related to their structures.
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Interatomic binding forces and atomic structure
The ionic bond and some ionic structures
The covalent bond and some covalent structures
The metallic bond and the structures of some metallic
The structures of some simple compounds
Some structural principles
Structures containing complex ions I
4-co-ordinated acid alkali halides aluminium anions arrangement atomic number axis benzene binding Brillouin zone cadmium iodide caesium chloride carbon atoms cations centres chains characteristic chemical Clinographic projection close-packed complex composition compounds configuration consider corners corresponding covalent bonds crystal structure cubic close packing defect structure described discussed distribution electronegativity example fluorine formula geometrical hexagonal hybrid hydrates hydrogen atoms hydrogen bonds hydroxyl groups interstices ionic crystals ionic structures isomorphous lattice energy layer limited number linked metal atoms Mg2+ molecular neighbours number of electrons occupied occur octahedrally co-ordinated orbitals oxides oxygen oxygen atoms perovskite phase planar plane perpendicular polymorphous possible quantum number radii radius ratio represented resonance salts seen sheets shell shown in fig silicates silicon simple sodium chloride sodium chloride structure solid solution stable sulphides symmetrical temperature tetragonal tetrahedral tetrahedrally co-ordinated theory transition true metals unit cell valency values water molecules wurtzite X-ray zincblende