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Which metal would be a better choice for this application, other things being equal (which they never are)? Assuming the 28 A Review of Materials Science deposition temperature is 400°C, the relevant oxidation reactions from Fig, 1-11 are Si + O2 -» SiO2 AG^ (400°C) = - 175 kcal 4/3 Al + O2 -> (2/3)Al2O3 2Cu + O2 -* 2CuO (l-15a) AG&aos (400°C) = -230 kcal (1-1 5b) AGgu0 (400°C) = -45 kcal. ( After elimination of O2 and algebraic addition of free energies the two reduction reactions are characterized by (4/3)Al + SiO2 -> (2/3)Al2O3 + Si 2Cu + SiO2 -+ 2CuO + Si AG° (400°C) = -55 kcal ( AG° (400°C) = + 130 kcal.
At equilibrium, some of the levels have broadened into bands of energy levels. The bands span different ranges of energy depending on the atoms and specific electron levels involved. Sometimes, as in metals, bands of high energy overlap. In insulators and semiconductors there are energy gaps of varying width between bands where electron states are not allowed. The whys and hows of energy-level splitting, band structure and evolution, and implications with regard to property behavior are perhaps the most fundamental and difficult questions in solid-state physics, We will briefly return to the subject of electron-band structure after introducing the classes of solids.
Much success has been attained in determining the bond energies in alkali halides without resorting to quantum mechanical calculation. The alternating positive and negative ionic charge array suggests that Coulombic pair interactions are the cause of the attractive part of the interatomic potential, which varies simply as F(r) ^ 1/r. Ionic solids are characterized by strong electrostatic bonding forces and thus relatively high binding energies and melting points. They are poor conductors of electricity because the energy required to transfer electrons from anions to cations is prohibitively large.