Abstract

To solve a crystal structure means to determine the precise spatial arrangements of all of the atoms in a chemical compound in the crystalline state. This knowledge gives a chemist access to a large range of information, including connectivity, conformation, and accurate bond lengths and angles. In addition, it implies the stoichiometry, the density, the symmetry and the three dimensional packing of the atoms in the solid.

Keywords

Geochemistry 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Werner Massa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of MarburgMarburgGermany

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