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Introduction to Crystal Chemistry : Student Edition - Howard W. Jaffe

Introduction to Crystal Chemistry

Student Edition

Paperback Published: 27th March 1989
ISBN: 9780521369855
Number Of Pages: 176

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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.

Preface to the student edition
Atoms, electrons, orbitals and minerals
The excited atom: spectra and quanta, ionisation potential, electronegativity and chemical bonding
The crystal chemistry of the covalent bond
The crystal chemistry of the ionic bond
Pauling's second rule of electrostatic valency in ionic or coordination compounds
External (nontranslational) and internal (translational) symmetry
Crystal field theory
Polyhedral distortion
Diadochy and isostructural crystals
Density, volume, unit cells and packing
Refractivity and polarisability
Appendix: selected representative crystal structures
Mineral index
Subject index.
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ISBN: 9780521369855
ISBN-10: 0521369851
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 27th March 1989
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.04
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Type: Student edition