Introduction to Structural Chemistry

  • Stepan S. Batsanov
  • Andrei S. Batsanov

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-1
  2. Stepan S. Batsanov, Andrei S. Batsanov
    Pages 1-50
  3. Stepan S. Batsanov, Andrei S. Batsanov
    Pages 51-157
  4. Stepan S. Batsanov, Andrei S. Batsanov
    Pages 159-226
  5. Stepan S. Batsanov, Andrei S. Batsanov
    Pages 227-274
  6. Stepan S. Batsanov, Andrei S. Batsanov
    Pages 275-328
  7. Stepan S. Batsanov, Andrei S. Batsanov
    Pages 329-356
  8. Stepan S. Batsanov, Andrei S. Batsanov
    Pages 357-378
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    Pages 379-394
  10. Stepan S. Batsanov, Andrei S. Batsanov
    Pages 395-412
  11. Stepan S. Batsanov, Andrei S. Batsanov
    Pages 413-471
  12. Stepan S. Batsanov, Andrei S. Batsanov
    Pages 473-535
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 13-13

About this book

Introduction

Structural chemistry often suffers from fragmented approach, progressing either from the aggregate state (crystallography vs isolated molecule structure), from the method of investigation (X-ray diffraction, spectroscopy, compressibility, etc.) or from the type of substances (inorganic, organometallic, organic). The present book attempts to bridge these gaps, linking the properties of atoms, radicals, molecules, clusters, nano-particles, liquids, solutions, melts, glasses and crystalline solids. Geometrical structure is considered in its indissoluble unity with energetic properties and polarisability (and hence optical properties), using electronegativity as a unifying concept.

Recent decades brought abundant and more precise structural measurements, as well as opening of whole new areas, e.g. non-classical crystals, high-pressure crystallography, real-time study of phase transitions, nanomaterials with their intricate size-effects, fullerenes and clusters, van der Waals molecules. The book gives an outline of these new developments, while showing that the old concepts and techniques, from atomic radii to refractometry, are still useful.

Features:

  • A survey of structural chemistry across different aggregate states (gas, liquid, glass, crystalline, nano-materials)
  • Conceptual and numerical links between geometrical, thermodynamic, electronic and optical properties
  • Up-to-date reference data, systematically presented and tabulated
  • Critically revised tables of standard parameters - bond distances and energies, atomic radii, equations of state, etc.

Keywords

crystal structure electronegativity high pressure molecular structure phase transitions

Authors and affiliations

  • Stepan S. Batsanov
    • 1
  • Andrei S. Batsanov
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Struct. MacrokineticsRussian Academy of SciencesChernogolovka, Moscow RegionRussia
  2. 2., ChemistryDurham UniversityDurhamUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-4771-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-4770-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-4771-5
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