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Orbitals in Chemistry
A Modern Guide for Students


  • Date Published: August 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521666497

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  • This text presents a unified and up-to-date discussion of the role of atomic and molecular orbitals in chemistry, from the quantum mechanical foundations to the recent developments and applications. The discussion is mainly qualitative, largely based on symmetry arguments. It is felt that a sound mastering of the concepts and qualitative interpretations is needed, especially when students are becoming more and more familiar with numerical calculations based on atomic and molecular orbitals. The text is mathematically less demanding than most traditional quantum chemistry books but still retains clarity and rigour. The physical insight is maximized and abundant illustrations are used. The relationships between the more formal quantum mechanical formalisms and the traditional chemical descriptions of chemical bonding are critically established. This book is of primary interest to undergraduate chemistry students and others taking courses of which chemistry is a significant part.

    • Includes 120 exercises with solutions, and nearly 150 figures
    • Unified, balanced up-to-date view of the subject
    • Extensive bibliography including 85 papers on the teaching of chemistry and physics
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    • Date Published: August 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521666497
    • length: 328 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 174 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.614kg
    • contains: 127 b/w illus. 120 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Energy, probability and electrons
    2. An introduction to the dynamics of microsystems
    3. One electron atoms: atomic orbitals
    4. The one electron molecule H2+: molecular orbitals
    5. Many electron atoms and the orbital concept
    6. Orbitals in diatomic molecules
    7. Orbitals in polyatomic molecules
    8. Molecular orbitals and electron pair bonding
    9. p Molecular orbitals: conjugation and resonance
    10. Patterns in localised chemical bonds
    11. The concept of molecular orbitals in other systems
    12. Orbitals in action.

  • Author

    Victor M. S. Gil, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

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