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.
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