Orbital Interactions in Chemistry / Edition 1

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This advanced text on applied molecular orbital theory covers organic, organometallic, inorganic and solid state chemistry to demonstrate how common orbital situations arise throughout the whole chemical spectrum. Highlights the relationships among orbitals, enabling readers to see the theoretical connections across the traditional boundaries of chemistry subdisciplines, thus simplifying structure and reactivity problems.
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“This book can be viewed as a unique and rather complete ‘encyclopaedia’ of the chemical applications of molecular orbital theory.”  (Applied Organometallic Chemistry,1 November 2014)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471873938
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/1/1985
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

THOMAS A. ALBRIGHT, PhD, is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Houston. He was a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar and an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow. He has been interested in exploring reaction dynamics in organometallic chemistry.

The late JEREMY K. BURDETT, PhD, was Professor and Chair of the Chemistry Department at the University of Chicago. Dr. Burdett was awarded the Tilden Prize and Meldola Medal by the Royal Society of Chemistry. He was also a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar and a Fellow of the John Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

MYUNG-HWAN WHANGBO, PhD, is Distinguished Professor in the Chemistry Department of North Carolina State University. He has been awarded the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Fellowship, the Alexander von Humboldt Research Award to Senior Scientists, the Ho-Am Prize in Science, and Docteur Honoris Causa from Universit de Nantes.

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Table of Contents

Atomic and Molecular Orbitals.
Concepts of Bonding and Orbital Interaction.
Perturbational Molecular Orbital Theory.
Symmetry Considerations.
Molecular Orbital Construction from Fragment Orbitals.
Molecular Orbitals of Diatomic Molecules and Electronegativity Perturbation.
Molecular Orbitals and Geometrical Perturbations.
State Wavefunctions and State Energies.
Molecular Orbitals of Small Building Blocks.
Molecules with Two Heavy Atoms.
Orbital Interactions Through Space and Through Bonds.
Polyenes and Conjugated Systems.
Hypervalent Molecules.
Transition Metal Complexes: A Starting Point at the Octahedron.
Square Planar, Tetrahedral ML4 Complexes and Electron Counting.
Five Coordination.
The C2v ML3 Fragment.
The ML2 and ML4 Fragments.
Complexes of ML3, MCp and Cp2M.
The Isolobal Analogy.
Cluster Compounds.
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