Chapter 16. Chemical Hardness

  1. John J. Gilman

Published Online: 23 JUL 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470446836.ch16

Chemistry and Physics of Mechanical Hardness

Chemistry and Physics of Mechanical Hardness

How to Cite

Gilman, J. J. (2009) Chemical Hardness, in Chemistry and Physics of Mechanical Hardness, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470446836.ch16

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:

  • “chemical hardness” - measure of stability of molecules;
  • polarization requiring excitation of valence electrons;
  • stability, associating with bulk modulus

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Definition of Chemical Hardness

  • Physical (Mechanical) Hardness

  • Hardness and Electronic Stability

  • Chemical and Elastic Hardness (Stiffness)

  • Band Gap Density and Polarizability

  • Compression Induced Structure Changes

  • Summary

  • References