Stereoelectronic Effects by A. J. KirbyStereoelectronic Effects by A. J. Kirby

Stereoelectronic Effects

byA. J. Kirby

Paperback | April 30, 1999

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Every serious student of chemistry should try to develop a `feel' for the way molecules behave - for the way they are put together and especially for the rules of engagement which operate when molecules meet and react. This primer describes how stereoelectronic effects control this behaviour. It is the only concise text on this topic at an undergraduate level. This is an important subject area and the comprehensive yet concise coverage in this book shows students how to build up a powerful but simple way of thinking about chemistry.
Antony J. Kirby is at University of Cambridge.
Title:Stereoelectronic EffectsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198558937

ISBN - 13:9780198558934


Table of Contents

Introduction1. The electronic basis of stereoelectronic effects2. Effects on conformation3. Effects on reactivity4. Substitutions at saturated centres5. Additions and eliminations6. Rearrangements and fragmentations7. Radical reactions

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This series of short texts provides accessible accounts of a range of essential topics in chemistry. Written with the needs of the student in mind, the Oxford Chemistry Primers offer just the right level of detail for undergraduate study, and will be invaluable as a source of material commonly presented in lecture courses yet not adequately covered in existing texts. All the basic principles and facts in a particular area are presented in a clear and straightforward style, to produce concise yet comprehensive accounts of topics covered in both core and specialist courses. Stereoelectronic effects - interactions between electronic orbitals in three dimensions - control the way that molecules are put together and the 'rules of engagement' which operate when they meet and react. An understanding of these effects will help the student develop a 'feel' for the nature of molecules and their capabilities, which is especially useful when considering reactivity. Although there are a vast numbers of reactions known, these may be grouped into a small number of mechanistic cl

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