Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Experimental studies on compounds of alkali and alkaline earth metals with semi- and metametals have considerably broadened the basis for a discussion of the transition from metallic to ionic bonding. Current interest is focused mainly upon the elucidation of the principles governing the structure of such compounds which are subject to a wide range of variation within this class of materials. A new definition of the term Zintl phase is proposed after consideration of available findings.
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