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Chemical Bonding In Non-Crystalline Solids

  • Roger Eiss

Abstract

Since the readers of this chapter include both chemists and physicists who are interested in better understanding the field of glass technology, a serious problem arises in relating a body of fundamental information to an audience with differing levels of understanding of structural chemistry. The chemist who has taken a good graduate course in inorganic chemistry will find few new concepts or insights into the chemistry of glasses; this chapter can only serve to present material he has previously seen in a new context. On the other hand a physicist whose formal study of chemistry was concluded in his freshman year may find the chapter to be little more than an outline of a body of material that will not be mastered without further reading in standard texts on the subject (some of which are listed in the references.) The chapter is directed primarily to those who have studied most of the concepts presented but have lost a sense of familiarity with the material because of a lack of opportunity to use it in daily applications, and to provide a practical context that will help to keep it from being lost again.

Keywords

Silicon Atom Boron Atom Oxide Glass Bridge Oxygen Atom Hybrid Orbital 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger Eiss
    • 1
  1. 1.Oregon Graduate CenterUSA

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