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Valency and Bonding

Valency and Bonding
A Natural Bond Orbital Donor-Acceptor Perspective

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  • Date Published: September 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521831284

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  • This textbook develops the foundations of Lewis- and Pauling-like localized structural and hybridization concepts to present the first modernized overview of chemical valency and bonding theory. Directly based on current computational technology, it serves as both a general textbook exposition of modern Lewis, hybridization, and resonance concepts and a comprehensive compilation of NBO-based bonding descriptors--for prototype molecular and supramolecular organic and inorganic species.

    • Presents the first modernized overview of chemical valency and bonding theory
    • Authors are leaders in the field
    • Hundreds of examples for independent reader investigation using computational and analysis tools
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    "the book is well written with vast numbers of illustrations as well as very useful worked examples." - Chemistry World

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    • Date Published: September 2005
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521831284
    • length: 760 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 182 x 56 mm
    • weight: 1.612kg
    • contains: 326 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction and Theoretical Background:
    1. The Schrödinger equation and models of chemistry
    2. Hydrogen atom orbitals
    3. Many-electron systems
    4. Perturbation theory for orbitals in the Hartree-Fock framework: the donor-acceptor paradigm
    5. Density matrices, natural localized and delocalized orbitals and the Lewis structure picture
    6. Natural resonance structures and weightings
    7. Pauli exchange antisymmetry and steric repulsions
    8. Summary
    Part II. Electrostatic and Ionic Bonding:
    9. Introduction
    10. Atomic and ionic orbitals
    11. Charge transfer and hybridization changes in ionic bonding
    12. Donor-acceptor theory of hybridization changes in ionic bonding
    13. Ionic/covalent transitions
    14. Ion-dipole and dipole-dipole bonding
    15. Beta ionic compounds of heavy alkaline earths
    16. Ionic bonding in D-block elements
    17. Summary
    Part III. Molecular Bonding in the S/P-Block Elements:
    18. Introduction
    19. Covalent and polar covalent bonding
    20. Conjugation and aromaticity
    21. Hyperconjugation
    22. Hypervalency
    23. Hypovalency
    24. Summary
    Part IV. Molecular Bonding in the D-Block Elements:
    25. Introduction
    26. Lewis-like structures for the D-block
    27. Hybridization and molecular shape
    28. Covalent and polar covalent bonding
    29. Coordinative metal-ligand bonding
    30. Hypervalent bonding
    31. Hypovalency and agostic interactions
    32. Conjugative and hyperconjugative effects
    33. Multi-electron coordination
    34. Vertical trends in transition metal bonding
    35. Summary
    Part V. Supramolecular Bonding:
    36. Introductory overview of intermolecular forces
    37. Hydrogen bonding
    38. Charge transfer complexes
    39. Transition state species
    40. Coupling of intra- and intermolecular interactions
    41. Summary

  • Authors

    Frank Weinhold, University of Wisconsin, Madison

    Clark R. Landis, University of Wisconsin, Madison

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