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Treatise on Solid State Chemistry

Volume 4 Reactivity of Solids

  • N. B. Hannay

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. A. D. Le Claire
    Pages 1-59
  3. Walter P. Gomes, Willy Dekeyser
    Pages 61-113
  4. Karl E. Spear
    Pages 115-192
  5. F. C. Tompkins
    Pages 193-231
  6. Hermann Schmalzried
    Pages 233-279
  7. Hans Rickert
    Pages 281-331
  8. Frederick C. Brown
    Pages 333-388
  9. Karl Hauffe
    Pages 389-456
  10. M. J. Pryor, R. W. Staehle
    Pages 457-619
  11. J. E. Burke, J. H. Rosolowski
    Pages 621-659
  12. F. A. Bovey
    Pages 661-714
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 715-721

About this book

Introduction

The last quarter-century has been marked by the extremely rapid growth of the solid-state sciences. They include what is now the largest subfield of physics, and the materials engineering sciences have likewise flourished. And, playing an active role throughout this vast area of science and engineer­ ing have been very large numbers of chemists. Yet, even though the role of chemistry in the solid-state sciences has been a vital one and the solid-state sciences have, in turn, made enormous contributions to chemical thought, solid-state chemistry has not been recognized by the general body of chemists as a major subfield of chemistry. Solid-state chemistry is not even well defined as to content. Some, for example, would have it include only the quantum chemistry of solids and would reject thermodynamics and phase equilibria; this is nonsense. Solid-state chemistry has many facets, and one of the purposes of this Treatise is to help define the field. Perhaps the most general characteristic of solid-state chemistry, and one which helps differentiate it from solid-state physics, is its focus on the chemical composition and atomic configuration of real solids and on the relationship of composition and structure to the chemical and physical properties of the solid. Real solids are usually extremely complex and exhibit almost infinite variety in their compositional and structural features.

Keywords

quantum chemistry solid state chemistry structure thermodynamics

Editors and affiliations

  • N. B. Hannay
    • 1
  1. 1.Research and PatentsBell LaboratoriesMurray HillUSA

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