Explore BrainMass

Crystal Engineering

Crystal engineering studies molecular solid-state structures to understand the intermolecular interactions. There are two main concepts studied in crystal engineering which are hydrogen bonding and coordination complexation. These are understood with key concepts such as the supramolecular synthon and the secondary building unit.

Polymorphism is where the same chemical compound exists in different crystal forms. In the intial stages of crystal engineering, polymorphism was not understood and was incompletely studied. Today, it is one of the most exciting branches of the subject partly because polymorphic forms of drugs may be entitled to independent patent protection if they show new and improved properties over the known crystal forms. 

Mechanics of material: amorphous materials and polymers

(See attachment for full description) 4. True-False, You must justify your answer for full credit. a) Dislocations can appear in amorphous materials. b) A Voight model fully describes the mechanical behavior of most real polymers. c) The compliance of a testing frame is only important when one is testing a really compliant