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Bonding, Structure and Solid-State Chemistry$
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Mark Ladd

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780198729945

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729945.001.0001

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(p.1) 1 Preamble
Bonding, Structure and Solid-State Chemistry

Mark Ladd

Oxford University Press

Chapter 1 introduces material which is developed in later chapters as the main substance of the book. It includes discussions of the atomic nature of matter, states of matter, crystalline and amorphous solids, isomorphism and polymorphism, solid-state transitions and liquid crystals. An outline of bonding in covalent, molecular, ionic, metallic and hydrogen-bonded solids is provided, together with a classification of solids in terms of these sub-divisions.

Keywords:   crystalline solids, amorphous solids, isomorphism, polymorphism, solid-state transitions, cohesive forces, classification of solids, states of matter, bonding, liquid crystals

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