Chapter 4. Polymorphism and Phase Transitions

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

Published Online: 4 SEP 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057278.ch4

Inorganic Structural Chemistry, Second Edition

Inorganic Structural Chemistry, Second Edition

How to Cite

Müller, U. (2006) Polymorphism and Phase Transitions, in Inorganic Structural Chemistry, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470057278.ch4

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

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Keywords:

  • polymorphism and phase transitions;
  • kinetic stability;
  • modifications or polymorphic forms;
  • nucleation energy;
  • monotropic, enantiotropic phase transitions;
  • phase diagrams;
  • potassium/caesium phase diagram;
  • incongruent solidification

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Thermodynamic Stability

  • Kinetic Stability

  • Polymorphism

  • Phase Transitions

  • Phase Diagrams

  • Problems