Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 52, Issue 17, pp 9959–9962 | Cite as

I. David Brown: The chemical bond in inorganic chemistry: the bond valence model, 2nd ed

An international union of crystallography monograph on crystallography, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2016
  • Pedro H. C. CamargoEmail author
Book Review

The concepts of atoms, bonding, and structure are central to chemistry and materials science. For instance, a relatively small number of chemical elements combine to form a large variety of compounds and materials with different types of bonds, reactivity, properties, and structures. In this context, the evolution of bonding theories has made possible the understanding of the properties and structures of several compounds. This knowledge, in turn, has allowed the design and development of chemicals and materials for applications in areas such as catalysis, medicine, sustainable chemistry, and electronics. It is expected that our understanding of bonding will continue to play a key role to the synthesis of molecules and materials as we move forward. Therefore, it becomes clear that chemical bonding theories represent a topic of paramount importance.

The book Chemical Bond in Inorganic Chemistry: the Bond Valence Model, by I. David Brown, first published in 2001 with a second edition in...


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    Brown ID (2016) The chemical bond in inorganic chemistry: the bond valence model, 2nd edn. Oxford University Press, Oxford, p 17CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departamento de Química Fundamental, Instituto de QuímicaUniversidade de São PauloSão PauloBrazil

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