Nature of the Chemical Interaction in AII—BV—CVI Ternary Systems

  • M. I. Golovei
  • I. D. Olekseyuk
  • E. E. Semrad
  • M. I. Gurzan


Physicochemical criteria, theoretical ideas from inorganic and structural chemistry, the principle of chemical analogies, and also some thermodynamic data, are used to show that semiconducting “dianionic” and “dicationic” ternary phases can form in AII-BV-CVI systems. It is established that the formation of “dianionic” phases is most probable along A 3 II B 2 V -AIICVI sections, and that of “dicationic” phases along AIICVI-B 2 V C 3 VI and AIICVI-B 2 V C 5 VI sections. The correctness of the theoretical premises is proved by experimental investigations, inferring the existence of variable-composition phases, Zn3As2-2ZnTe, Cd3As2-2CdTe, Zn3As2-2CdTe and the compounds, Hg3PS4, Hg3PS3, Hg4P2S7, and HgPS3. Taking as an example a series of ternary phases of AII-BV-CVI systems, it was possible to follow and confirm experimentally the change in the nature of the chemical bond from a predominantly ionic to a covalent nature.


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  • M. I. Golovei
  • I. D. Olekseyuk
  • E. E. Semrad
  • M. I. Gurzan

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