Universidad de Alicante

Structural Inorganic Chemistry

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The structure of the elements and their compounds is a direct consequence of the characteristics of the atomic species they are made with (electronic configuration, relative energies of their orbitals). The structure of substances is a direct consequence of the bonding interactions within them and its understanding allows us to justify not only the physical properties of substances but also to predict the properties of new substances.

Within the structural field of Inorganic Chemistry it will be described:

  • The deduction of molecular structures by applying the Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion theory (V.S.E.P.R.).
  • The relationship between structure and bonding through the application of Group Theory.
  • The structural characteristics of metallic crystals.
  • The structural organization of simple ionic crystals.
  • The atomic ordering of solid structures with covalent bonding.
  • The more complex structures of inorganic solids.

The content listed here would be of great usefulness for students of the different subjects taught by the Inorganic Chemistry Department.