Chapter 12. Molecular Crystals

  1. John J. Gilman

Published Online: 23 JUL 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470446836.ch12

Chemistry and Physics of Mechanical Hardness

Chemistry and Physics of Mechanical Hardness

How to Cite

Gilman, J. J. (2009) Molecular Crystals, in Chemistry and Physics of Mechanical Hardness, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470446836.ch12

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 JUL 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAY 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470226520

Online ISBN: 9780470446836

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Keywords:

  • “molecular crystal”, referring to crystals consisting of neutral atomic particles;
  • sucrose - globular molecules held together by London forces;
  • dipole–dipole forces - weaker than electrostatic forces

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Anthracene

  • Sucrose

  • Amino Acids

  • Protein Crystals

  • Energetic Crystals (Explosives)

  • Commentary

  • References