Chapter 2. Description of Chemical 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.ch2

Inorganic Structural Chemistry, Second Edition

Inorganic Structural Chemistry, Second Edition

How to Cite

Müller, U. (2006) Description of Chemical Structures, in Inorganic Structural Chemistry, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470057278.ch2

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



  • interatomic distance;
  • coordination numbers and coordination polyhedra;
  • mean or ‘effective’ coordination number (e.c.n. or ECoN);
  • coordination polyhedron;
  • crystal structure;
  • coordination polyhedra and symbols;
  • atomic coordinates;
  • isotypism


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Coordination Numbers and Coordination Polyhedra

  • Description of Crystal Structures

  • Atomic Coordinates

  • Isotypism

  • Problems