In the new edition of this widely praised textbook the authors have brought the work completely up to date by the addition of new material on numerous topics, and all of the chapters have been revised. In recent years, solid state chemistry has become a vital component of mainstream chemistry and materials science. Students, teachers and researchers need to understand the chemistry of solids because of the crucial role this plays in determining the properties of materials. An understanding of solid state chemistry is also essential in materials design, and chemists continue to discover many fascinating relationships between the structure and properties of solids. This text requires only an understanding of basic physics, chemistry and crystallography, and contains the most recent examples, case studies and references. It will be a valuable reference for advanced students and researchers studying solid state chemistry and materials science.
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