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Published: 08 September 2016

330 Pages


ISBN: 9780198742951

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The Chemical Bond in Inorganic Chemistry

The Bond Valence Model

Second Edition

I. David Brown

International Union of Crystallography Monographs on Crystallography

  • Presents a simple, intuitive, and predictive model of inorganic chemical bonding
  • Wide applications for analysing and modelling structures and properties of solids and liquids
  • Applications to real materials including crystals, liquids, glasses and surfaces
  • Includes description of the flux theory of the chemical bond, a new approach to all models of chemical bonding useful for teaching
  • Many worked examples

New to this Edition:

  • Uses the physically correct flux theory to derive the rules of the bond valence and other bond models
  • Updates and extends the chapters on the application of these rules to real systems
  • Adds descriptions of recent fields in which the model has been used