Campus Units

Chemistry

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

1993

Journal or Book Title

Inorganic Chemistry

Volume

32

Issue

8

First Page

1476

Last Page

1487

DOI

10.1021/ic00060a025

Abstract

Structural variations of the second- and third-row transition metal trihalides are rationalized via tight-binding band calculations and evaluation of Madelung energetic factors. The observed structure for a given metal halide is controlled by both the coordination geometry at the anion and the d electron configuration at the metal. As the polarizability of the halide increases, the M-X-M angle, in general, decreases so that three-dimensional frameworks occur for the fluorides, while layer and chain structures are found for the chlorides, bromides, and iodides. Within a particular halide system, systematic structural trends also occur as the d electron configuration changes.

Comments

Reprinted (adapted) with permission from Inorg. Chem., 1993, 32 (8), pp 1476–1487. Copyright 1993 American Chemical Society.

Copyright Owner

American Chemical Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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