X-Ray Charge Densities and Chemical Bonding

X-Ray Charge Densities and Chemical Bonding

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This book deals with the electron density distribution in molecules and solids as obtained experimentally by X-ray diffraction. It is a comprehensive treatment of the methods involved, and the interpretation of the experimental results in terms of chemical bonding and intermolecular interactions. Inorganic and organic solids as well as metals are covered in the chapters dealing with specific systems. Encompassing a broad interface with other physical sciences this book will appeal to researchers in crystallography and chemical physics.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 372 pages
  • 167.1 x 240.8 x 25.1mm | 734.83g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • line figures, tables
  • 0195098234
  • 9780195098235

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"I like this book very much, for many reasons. It is comprehensive, and the style is crisp and concise--no flowery expressions, but enough words always to make the meaning crystal clear. I also like the level of mathematics used in the text. Here, the author has taken a rather unusual approach: Instead of avoiding the essential mathematics, or selecting only key expressions and leaving it to the reader to fill in the gaps, he provides quite complete mathematical treatments. We are taken through all the steps, at just the right level of detail. . .The book will provide the necessary detail and basic understanding for the newcomer and serve as an excellent reference book for those already in the field." --Physics Todayshow more

Table of contents

1. Scattering of X-rays and Neutrons ; 2. The Effect of Thermal Vibrations on the Intensities of the Diffracted Beams ; 3. Chemical Bonding and the X-ray Scattering Formalism ; 4. Least-squares Methods and Their Use in Charge Density Analysis ; 5. Fourier Methods and Maximum Entropy Enhancement ; 6. Space Partitioning and the Analysis of the Total Charge Density ; 7. The Electrostatic Moments of a Charge Distribution ; 8. X-ray Diffraction and the Electrostatic Potential ; 9. The Electron Density and the Lattice Energy of Crystals ; 10. Charge Density Studies of Transition Metal Compounds ; 11. The Charge Density in Extended Solids ; 12. Electron Density Studies of Molecular Crystalsshow more