Chapter 15. The Sphere-Packing Principle for Compounds

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

Published Online: 4 SEP 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057278.ch15

Inorganic Structural Chemistry, Second Edition

Inorganic Structural Chemistry, Second Edition

How to Cite

Müller, U. (2006) The Sphere-Packing Principle for Compounds, in Inorganic Structural Chemistry, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470057278.ch15

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



  • compounds sphere-packing principle;
  • ordered and disordered alloys;
  • compounds with close-packed atoms;
  • Hume–Rothery phases;
  • valence electron concentration (VEC);
  • LAVES phases for alloys;
  • FRANK–KASPER polyhedra


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Ordered and Disordered Alloys

  • Compounds with Close-packed Atoms

  • Structures Derived of Body-centered Cubic Packing (CsCl Type)

  • Hume–Rothery Phases

  • Laves Phases

  • Problems