Chemistry from First Principles / Edition 1

Chemistry from First Principles / Edition 1

by Jan C. A. Boeyens
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Springer Netherlands

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Chemistry from First Principles / Edition 1

"Chemistry from First Principles" examines the appearance of matter in its most primitive form. It features the empirical rules of chemical affinity that regulate the synthesis and properties of molecular matter, analyzes the compatibility of the theories of chemistry with the quantum and relativity theories of physics, formulates a consistent theory based on clear physical pictures and manageable mathematics to account for chemical concepts such as the structure and stability of atoms and molecules. This text also explains the self-similarity between space-time, nuclear structure, covalent assembly, biological growth, planetary systems, and galactic conformation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402085451
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 05/01/2009
Edition description: 2008
Pages: 321
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: A New Look at Old Theories

1. Historical Perspective

2. The Important Concepts
2.1 The Principle of Relativity
2.2 The Old Quantum Theory
2.3 Wave-Particle Duality
2.4 Orbital Angular Momentum
2.5 The Quantum Theory
2.6 Atomic Shape
2.7 Chemical Bonding

3. The Quantum Quandary
3.1 The Classical Background
3.2 The Copenhagen Orthodoxy
3.3 The Schrödinger Interpretation
3.4 The Hydrodynamic Alternative
3.5 Bohmian Mechanics
3.6 Atomic Theory

Part II: Alternative Theory

4. The Periodic Laws
4.1 Nuclides and Nuclear Structure
4.2 Chemical Elements and Atomic Structure
4.3 The Golden Ratio

5. Chemical Interaction
5.1 The Valence State
5.2 Electronegativity
5.3 Chemical Cohesion

6. Molecular Structure
6.1 Molecular Shape
6.2 Stereoisomerism
6.3 Molecular Modelling

7. Chemical Change
7.1 The Holistic Molecule
7.2 Molecular Rearrangement
7.3 Reaction Mechanisms

8. Future Outlook

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