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Introduction to Crystal Chemistry
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  • Date Published: September 1988
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521369855

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  • First published in 1988 this textbook on crystal chemistry covers the basic principles of crystal chemistry and physics and crystallography and introduces the concept of crystal refractivity. The book begins with a discussion of atoms and atomic structure and moves from there to atomic bonding. Throughout this discussion, special emphasis is given to Pauling's rules. The author then treats crystal symmetry, crystal field theory, polyhedral structure and atomic packing. He concludes by introducing the student to more sophisticated optical properties of minerals, refractivity and polarisability in crystals. The material covered is sufficiently basic so that the book will be suitable for undergraduate and graduate student in advanced mineralogy courses. It will also be of interest to individuals, including mineralogists, materials scientists, crystallographers and inorganic chemists who are engaged in academic and industrial research dealing with the structure of the solid state.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 1988
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521369855
    • length: 176 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.24kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface to the student edition
    1. Atoms, electrons, orbitals and minerals
    2. The excited atom: spectra and quanta, ionisation potential, electronegativity and chemical bonding
    3. The crystal chemistry of the covalent bond
    4. The crystal chemistry of the ionic bond
    5. Pauling's second rule of electrostatic valency in ionic or coordination compounds
    6. External (nontranslational) and internal (translational) symmetry
    7. Crystal field theory
    8. Polyhedral distortion
    9. Diadochy and isostructural crystals
    10. Density, volume, unit cells and packing
    11. Refractivity and polarisability
    Appendix: selected representative crystal structures
    Mineral index
    Subject index.

  • Author

    Howard W. Jaffe

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