An Introduction to Molecular Orbitals

An Introduction to Molecular Orbitals

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This up-to-date introduction to the most fundamental ideas of molecular orbital theory leads the reader through a clear and nonmathematical presentation of electronic structure, geometry, and reactivity of molecules. The authors are recognized authorities in this field and their qualitative approach makes this primary text very accessible to advanced undergraduates as well as graduate students. The many diagrams of molecular orbitals provide a great insight into the theoretical ideas discussed.show more

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  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 160.02 x 236.22 x 30.48mm | 589.67g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • line drawings
  • 0195069188
  • 9780195069181

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Will be ideal for chemistry students at all levels. New Technical Books - The NY Public Library, Jan/Feb 94show more

Table of contents

1. From the Periodic Table to Molecules ; 2. Properties of Atoms ; 3. Interaction of Two Atomic Orbitals on Different Centers ; 4. Fragment Orbital Method: Application to Some Model Systems ; 5. Interactions Between Two Fragment Orbitals: Linear AH2, Trigonal AH3, and Tetrahedral AH4 ; 6. Between Three Fragment Orbitals: The Molecules AH, Bent AH2, and Pyrimidal AH3 ; 7. Construction of Molecular Orbitals ; 8. Large Molecules ; 9. Orbital Correlation Diagrams: The Model Systems H3+ and H3- ; 10. Geometry of AH2 and AH3 Molecules ; 11. Molecular Geometry Using Fragment Molecular Orbitals ; 12. An Introduction to the study of Chemical Reactivityshow more