Chapter 2. Chemical Bonding

  1. Richard J. D. Tilley

Published Online: 1 JUL 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470020849.ch2

Understanding Solids: The Science of Materials

Understanding Solids: The Science of Materials

How to Cite

Tilley, R. J. D. (2004) Chemical Bonding, in Understanding Solids: The Science of Materials, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470020849.ch2

Author Information

  1. Emeritus Professor, University of Cardiff, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JUL 2005
  2. Published Print: 27 JUL 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470852750

Online ISBN: 9780470020845

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Keywords:

  • ionic bonding;
  • Madelung energy;
  • lattice energy;
  • halite structure crystal;
  • covalent bonds;
  • orbital hybridisation;
  • chemical bonding;
  • classical free-electron gas

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Ionic bonding

  • Covalent bonding

  • Metallic bonding

  • Answers to introductory questions

  • Further reading

  • Problems and exercises