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Structural Chemistry of Group 15 Elements

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216949.003.0015

Series: International Union of Crystallography Texts on Crystallography

 Structural Chemistry of Group 15 Elements

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This chapter focuses on nitrogen, including the N2 molecule, all-nitrogen ions, dinitrogen complexes, nitrogen oxides and hydrides, etc. A significant portion of the chapter is devoted to the structural chemistry of phosphorus, consisting of sections on elemental phosphorus and P n groups, the bonding types and coordination geometry of phosphorus, phosphorus-nitrogen and phosphorus-carbon compounds, etc. The chapter concludes with a section on the structural chemistry of arsenic, antimony, and bismuth, discussing their stereochemistry, clusters, and the intermolecular interactions in organoantimony and organobismuth compounds.

Keywords: ammonia; azides; nitrides; nitrogen oxides; organoantimony compounds; organobismuth compounds; oxo-acids of nitrogen; phosphazanes; phosphazenes; rings

Chapter.  15172 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Crystallography

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