The basic concepts of the most important methods of structure determination and the scope and limitations of their application in inorganic chemistry are covered. Particular emphasis is put on the relation of structure and reactivity of simple and more complex inorganic compounds and on the recognition of synthetic possibilities estimated from structural considerations taking into account eg. the principle of isolobality, with special regard to borane-, carborane-, metallocarborane- and metal clusters. The application of qualitative MO theory of chemical bonding is demonstrated to interpret the structure of more complex compounds.
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F. Cotton, G. Wilkinson: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (John Wiley & Sons, 1992)