February 6, 2008

The Chemical Bond In Inorganic Chemistry Shows How The Bond Valence Model Has Been Used In Physics Materials Science And Chemistry

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c81890) has announced the addition of "The Chemical Bond in Inorganic Chemistry: The Bond Valence Model" to their offering.

The bond valence model is a recently developed model of the chemical bond in inorganic chemistry that complements the bond model widely used in organic chemistry. It is simple, quantitative, intuitive, and predictive - no more than a pocket calculator is needed to calculate it. This book focuses on the theory that underlies the model, and shows how it has been used in physics, materials science, chemistry, mineralogy, soil science, and molecular biology.

The bond valence model is an evolution of Paulings 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 is simple, 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 be applied 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.

About the Author I. David Brown, Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, McMaster University (Emeritus) Prologue 1. Historical introduction I. Theory 2. The ionic bond 3. The bond valence model II. Chemistry 4. Anion and cation bonding strengths 5. Liquids 6. Cation coordination number 7. Hydrogen bonds 8. Electronically distorted structures 9. Physical properties of bonds III: Solids 10. Space and space groups 11. Modelling inorganic structures 12. Lattice-induced strain IV. Applications and implications 13. Applications 14. Chemical implications of the bond valence model Appendices A. Bond valence parameters B. Space group spectra C. Solution of the network equations D. Cation and anion bonding strengths E. References to the ICSD and the CSD References List of Symbols Index

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Source: Oxford University Press