This work is based on the observation that further major advances in geochemistry, particularly in understanding the rules that govern the ways in which elements come together to form minerals and rocks, will require the application of the theories of quantum mechanics. The book therefore outlines this theoretical background and discusses the models used to describe bonding in geochemical systems. It describes and critically reviews the application of quantum mechanical theories to minerals and geochemical systems. Experimental techniques are surveyed, but the emphasis is on applying theoretical tools to various groups of minerals: the oxides, silicates, carbonates, borates and sulfides. Other topics dealt with include structure, stereochemistry, bond strengths and stabilities of minerals, various physical properties, and the overall geochemical distribution of the elements.
- Hardback | 383 pages
- 162.05 x 242.82 x 32.77mm | 721.21g
- 01 May 1992
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
- 2 halftones, line drawings, tables
Table of contents
Introduction; Synthesis and characterization of metal nitrosyls; Coordination compounds; Organometallic compounds; Nitrosyl clusters; Bioinorganic chemistry of nitric oxide; Reactions of metal nitrosyl complexes; Nitric oxide and the environment; Index.