Chemical Bonding in Condensed Phases

Wai-Kee Li, Gong-Du Zhou and Thomas Chung Wai Mak

in Advanced Structural Inorganic Chemistry

Published in print March 2008 | ISBN: 9780199216949
Published online May 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191711992 | DOI:

Series: International Union of Crystallography Texts on Crystallography

 Chemical Bonding in Condensed Phases

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This chapter starts off with the classification of solids, then discusses the various types of bonding or interaction in solids, including ionic bonding, metallic bonding, covalent bonding (band theory), and van der Waals interaction. Numerous examples are given for each type of bonding.

Keywords: band theory; crystal radii of ions; enthalpies of atomization; intermolecular interaction; intrinsic semiconductors; ionic liquid; ionic radii; melting points; metallic radii; semiconductors

Chapter.  8551 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Crystallography

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