An Introduction to Molecular Orbitals

Hardcover | November 1, 1992

byYves Jean, Francois Volatron, Jeremy Burdett

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This text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students guides the reader through a smooth progression from the most elementary ideas of molecular orbital theory to an understanding of the electronic structure, geometry, and reactivity of large molecules. It starts with simple molecules andproceeds to relatively large organometallic complexes. The slant is theoretical, but in the last chapter the authors strengthen the link between theory and experiment. Focusing on basic concepts, the authors take a qualitative approach, which enables this text to fill a void in the undergraduatecurriculum. The book is intended as a core or supplementary text in an advanced chemistry course.

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This text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students guides the reader through a smooth progression from the most elementary ideas of molecular orbital theory to an understanding of the electronic structure, geometry, and reactivity of large molecules. It starts with simple molecules andproceeds to relatively large organometallic...

Francois Volatron is at Laboratoire de Chimie Theorique, France. Jeremy Burdett is at University of Chicago.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 6.69 × 9.57 × 0.87 inPublished:November 1, 1992Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195069188

ISBN - 13:9780195069181

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PART I: Introduction to Atomic and Molecular Structure1. From the Periodic Table to Molecules2. Properties of AtomsPART II: Building Up Molecular Orbitals and Electronic Structure3. Interaction of Two Atomic Orbitals on Different Centers4. The Fragment Orbital Method; Application to Some Model Systems5. Interactions between Two Fragment Orbitals: Linear AH2, Trigonal AH3 and Tetrahedral AH46. Interactions between Three Fragment Orbitals. The Molecules AH, Bent AH2 and Pyramidal AH37. Interactions between Four Fragment Orbitals: The Diatomic Molecules A2 and AB8. Large MoleculesPART III: Introduction to the Study of the Geometry and Reactivity of Molecules9. Orbital Correlation Diagrams: The Model Systems H3+ and H3-10. Geometry of AH2 and AH3 Molecules11. Molecular Geometry Using Fragment Molecular Orbitals12. An Introduction to the Study of Chemical ReactivityPART IV: Problems

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"Will be ideal for chemistry students at all levels." --The New York Public Library, New Technical Books