Electronic Structure and Properties of Transition Metal Compounds: Introduction to the Theory / Edition 1

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A comprehensive monograph dealing with the electronic structure and properties of coordination compounds. Presents a generalized perspective of the topic beginning from the main concepts of quantum chemistry and atomic states through theories of electronic structure and vibronic coupling to physical methods of investigation and applications, including its relation to materials science. Scores of examples assist readers in understanding how theoretical ideas can be applied to laboratory problems.
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A comprehensive introduction for students, teachers, and researchers in chemistry and physics to transition metal compounds, which are increasing applied in magnetic, ferroelectric, and superconducting materials. Considers the central concepts of quantum chemistry and atomic states, theories of electronic structure and vibronic coupling, and physical methods of investigation. Also describes applications to stereochemistry and crystal chemistry, electron transfer and electron-conformational effects, and reactivity and catalytic action. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Applied Organometallic Chemistry
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471130796
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 696
  • Product dimensions: 1.63 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Meet the Author

Isaac B. Bersuker, PhD, DSc, is a Senior Research Scientist and Adjunct Professor of Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova (former USSR) and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Medal of Honor (Republic of Moldova), David Ben-Gurion Medal (Be'er Sheva University), Chugaev Medal (Russian Academy of Sciences), and the 1979 State Prize Laureate (USSR).

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Table of Contents

Mathematical Symbols
1 Introduction: Subject and Methods 1
2 Atomic States 16
3 Symmetry Ideas and Group-Theoretical Description 50
4 Crystal Field Theory 76
5 Method of Molecular Orbitals and Related Approaches 121
6 Electronic Structure and Chemical Bonding 194
7 Electronic Control of Nuclear Configuration; Vibrations and Vibronic Coupling 273
8 Electronic Structure Investigated by Physical Methods 337
9 Stereochemistry and Crystal Chemistry 422
10 Electron Transfer, Redox Properties, and Electron-Conformational Effects 516
11 Reactivity and Catalytic Action 562
Appendix 1: Tables of Characters of Irreducible Representations of the Most Usable Symmetry Point Groups (Chapter 3) and Direct Products of Some Representations 638
Appendix 2: General Expressions for the Matrix Element V[subscript mm], of Perturbation of the States of One d Electron in Crystal Fields of Arbitrary Symmetry 643
Appendix 3: Calculation of the Destabilization and Splitting of the States of One d Electron in Crystal Fields of Different Symmetries 646
Appendix 4: Matrix Elements of Crystal Field Perturbation of a Two-Electron Term F(nd)[superscript 2], V[subscript ij], i, j = 1, 2..., 7, After (4.34) Expressed by One-Electron Matrix Elements V[subscript mm], Given in Appendix 2 649
Appendix 5: Matrix Elements of Crystal Field Perturbation of f Electron States (After [4.22]) 650
Subject Index 653
Formula Index 661
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