Molecules and Models: The molecular structures of main group element compounds

Paperback | September 20, 2012

byArne Haaland

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This book provides a systematic description of the molecular structures and bonding in simple compounds of the main group elements with particular emphasis on bond distances, bond energies and coordination geometries. The description includes the structures of hydrogen, halogen and methylderivatives of the elements in each group, some of these molecules are ionic, some polar covalent. The survey of molecules whose structures conform to well-established trends is followed by representative examples of molecules that do not conform. We also describe electron donor-acceptor andhydrogen bonded complexes.Chemists use models to systematize our knowledge, to memorize information and to predict the structures of compounds that have not yet been studied. The book provides a lucid discussion of a number of models such as the Lewis electron-pair bond and the VSEPR models, the spherical and polarizable ionmodels, and molecular orbital calculations, and it outlines the successes and failures of each.

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This book provides a systematic description of the molecular structures and bonding in simple compounds of the main group elements with particular emphasis on bond distances, bond energies and coordination geometries. The description includes the structures of hydrogen, halogen and methylderivatives of the elements in each group, some ...

Professor Arne Haaland is in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Oslo in Norway.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.07 inPublished:September 20, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199657416

ISBN - 13:9780199657414

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Table of Contents

1. Atomic properties: one-electron atoms2. Atomic properties: two-electron atoms3. Atoms with more than two electrons: atomic properties and periodic trends4. Homonuclear diatomic molecules5. Gaseous alkali metal halides: ionic compounds6. Other heteronuclear diatomic molecules: polar covalent bonds7. Lewis' "cubical atom" model. Molecular orbital calculations on the one-electron molecule H2+ and the two-electron molecule H28. Molecular orbital calculations on heteronuclear diatomic molecules, hybridization, and estimation of net atomic charges from calculated electron densities9. Homonuclear diatomic species of the Second Period elements from Li2 to Ne210. Structure and bonding in the gaseous dihalides and dialkyls of the Group 2 and Group 12 metals11. Structure and bonding in the gaseous monochlorides, trichlorides and trimethyl derivatives of the Group 13 elements12. Electron defficient molecules: three-centre, two-electron bonds13. Structure and bonding in simple compounds of the Group 14 elements14. Structure and bonding in some simple hydrocarbons and in ethane and ethene analogous of the heavier Group 14 elements15. Structure and bonding in simple compounds of the Group 15 elements16. Electron donor-acceptor complexes17. Structure and bonding in simple compounds of the Group 16 elements18. Structure and bonding in simple compounds of the Group 17 elements.19. Structure and bonding in simple compounds of the noble gases20. Structure and bonding in oxides and oxoacids of carbon, sulfur, nitrogen, phosphorus and chlorine

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"No other book brings together the analysis of molecules from normal to unusual, and brings together so many different approaches. This book will contribute to increase our critical understanding of molecules, which is very important." --Odile Eisenstein, University of Montpellier