© 1992

Modern Perspectives in Inorganic Crystal Chemistry

  • Erwin Parthé

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 382)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Michael O’Keeffe
    Pages 163-175
  3. Bernard Raveau, Claude Michel, Maryvonne Hervieu
    Pages 229-265
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 279-282

About this book


The study of crystal structures has had an ever increasing impact on many fields of science such as physics, chemistry, biology, materials science, medicine, pharmacy, metallurgy, mineralogy and geology. Particularly, with the advent of direct methods of structure determination, the data on crystal structures are accumulating at an unbelievable pace and it becomes more and more difficult to oversee this wealth of data. A crude rationalization of the structures of organic compounds and the atom coordinations can be made with the well-known Kekule model, however, no such generally applicable model exists for the structures of inorganiC and particularly intermetallic compounds. There is a need to rationalize the inorganic crystal structures, to find better ways of describing them, of denoting the geometrical relationships between them, of elucidating the electronic factors and of explaining the bonding between the atoms with the aim of not only having a better understanding of the known structures, but also of predicting structural features of new compounds.


bonding chemistry copper crystal crystal structure electron intermetallic compound materials science metallurgy metals mineral mineralogy solid state chemistry structure transition metal

Editors and affiliations

  • Erwin Parthé
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Cristallographie aux Rayons XUniversity of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland

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