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Structure of Matter - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483199146, 9781483224176

Structure of Matter

1st Edition

With Contributions in Memoriam Including a Complete Bibliography of His Works

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Editor: C. Guy Suits
eBook ISBN: 9781483224176
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1961
Page Count: 332
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The Collected Works of Irving Langmuir: Volume 6, Structure of Matter deals with the research work of Irving Langmuir in the field of thermionics, gaseous discharge, and on the structure of atoms with emphasis on valence. Some of the paper he writes on the subject of atomic structure are: "The Structure of Atoms and the Octet Theory of Valence," "The Arrangement of Electrons in Atoms and Molecules," and "The Octet Theory of Valence and its Applications with Special Reference to Organic Nitrogen Compounds." He challenges the complexities of valence theory and atomic structure, leading to a complete change of the theoretical structure of the subject of chemistry. Langmuir also works on molecules and crystalline structures, and applies the structures of crystals to check and confirm his own theories on molecular structure. His assumption that "the force between molecules in contact can be considered as caused by a surface energy proportional to the area over which the molecules are in contact" provides a solid foundation for explaining the properties of many chemical substances. Chemists, students, academicians, scientists, and general readers interested in the lives of great men in science will find this book very informative.

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Part 1. Atomic Structure

Introduction to Volume 6

The Structure of Atoms and the Octet Theory of Valence

The Arrangement of Electrons in Atoms and Molecules

The Octet Theory of Valence and its Applications with Special Reference to Organic Nitrogen Compounds

The Structure of Atoms and its Bearing on Chemical Valence

The Charge on the Electron and the Value of Planck’s Constant h

Theories of Atomic Structure

The Structure of the Helium Atom

The Structure of the Helium Atom

The Structure of the Static Atom

Types of Valence

Part 2. Molecules and Crystalline Structure

Isomorphism, Isosterism, and Covalence

The Structures of the Hydrogen Molecule and the Hydrogen Ion

The Diffusion Coefficient in Solids and its Temperature Coefficient

The Distribution and Orientation of Molecules

The Effects of Molecular Dissymmetry on Some Properties of Matter

Forces Near the Surfaces of Molecules

The Crystal Structures of the Ammonium Halides Above and Below the Transition Temperatures

Vector Maps and Crystal Analysis

The Role of Attractive and Repulsive Forces in the Formation of Tactoids, Thixotropic Gels, Protein Crystals, and Coacervates

Regions of Reversed Magnetization in Strained Wires

Appendix I

Appendix II


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