Crystal Chemistry and Refractivity

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Courier Corporation, 1996 - Science - 335 pages
Mainly concerned with the arrangements of atoms in a crystalline array and the nature of their chemical bonding in minerals, this book emphasizes the relationships of atomic and electronic structure, chemical bonding, symmetry of regular and distorted atomic arrays and optical properties of crystalline minerals. 1988 edition.
 

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Contents

Principles of crystal chemistry and refract vity
1
spectra and quanta ionization potential electronegativity and chemical bonding
15
The crystal chemistry of the covalent bond
27
The crystal chemistry of the ionic bond
42
Paulings second rule of electrostatic valency in ionic or coordination compounds
61
External nontranslational and internal translational symmetry
71
Crystal field theory
89
Polyhedral distortion
95
Descriptive crystal chemistry
147
Sorosilicates dumbbell silicates pyrosilicates
177
Cyclosilicates
186
Inosilicates and phyllosilicates
201
Tektosilicates
232
The crystal chemistry of the borate minerals
251
The crystal chemistry of oxides and some fluoride minerals
265
sulfates tungstates
305

Diadochy and isostructural crystals
100
Density volume unit cells and packing
108
Refractivity and polarizability
118
Sulfides arsenides and related compounds
321
Mineral index
327
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