Chapter 14. Packings of Spheres. Metal Structures

  1. Dr. rer. nat. Ulrich Müller Diplom-Chemiker professor visiting professor Co-author co-editor

Published Online: 4 SEP 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057278.ch14

Inorganic Structural Chemistry, Second Edition

Inorganic Structural Chemistry, Second Edition

How to Cite

Müller, U. (2006) Packings of Spheres. Metal Structures, in Inorganic Structural Chemistry, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470057278.ch14

Author Information

  1. Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 SEP 2007
  2. Published Print: 6 OCT 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470018644

Online ISBN: 9780470057278



  • closest-packings of spheres;
  • double-hexagonal closest-packing of spheres;
  • body-centered cubic packing of spheres;
  • order–disorder (OD) structure;
  • alkali and alkaline earth metals;
  • packings of spheres - metal structures


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Closest-packings of Spheres

  • Body-centered Cubic Packing of Spheres

  • Other Metal Structures

  • Problems