Chemical Bonding and Molecular Geometry

Chemical Bonding and Molecular Geometry : From Lewis to Electron Densities

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Written by one the world's foremost authorities on the chemical bond, this textbook is ideal for courses on chemical bonding in chemistry departmetns at the senior/first year graduate level and can also be used to supplement inorganic survey courses needing an increased focus on bonding. The ideal course will contain the word "Bonding" in the course title, e.g. Chemical Bonding. The text starts with the basic principles of bonding and proceeds to advanced level topics in the same volume. It provides undergraduate (and 1st year graduate) students with an introduction to models and theories of chemical bonding and geometry as applied to the molecules of the main group elements. It gives students an understanding of how the concept of the chemical bond has developed from its earliest days, through Lewis' brillant concept of the electron pair bond, up until the present day. The texts also elucidates the relationships between these various models and theories. Particular emphasis is placed on the valence-shell electron pair (VSEPR) and ligand close packing (LCP) models as well as the analysis of electron density distributions by the atoms in molecules (AIM) theory. The book is ideal for courses specifically devoted to bonding or to supplement inorganic chemistry courses at both the intermediate and advanced levels.show more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 162.6 x 231.1 x 15.2mm | 408.24g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 15 halftones, numerous line figures
  • 019510496X
  • 9780195104967
  • 2,002,990

Table of contents

1. The Chemical Bond: Classical Concepts and Theories ; 2. Bond Properties ; 3. Some Basic Concepts of Quantum Mechanics ; 4. Molecular Geometry and the VSEPR Model ; 5. Ligand-Ligand Interactions and the Ligand Close Packing (LCP) Model ; 6. The AIM theory and the analysis of the electron density ; 7. The Laplacian of the Electron Density ; 8. Molecules of the Elements of Period 2 ; 9. Molecules of the Elements of Period 3-6show more

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"The book serves as useful background material on the basis of the VSEPR model". The Times Higher Education Supplement, November 2002. "...the book provides an excellent, well referenced introduction to the nature of the chemical bond for historians and philosophers of chemistry who need to become aware of some of the current thinking in this rapidly developing area of theoretical chemistry". Foundations in Chemistry, 2002.show more

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