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Orbitals in Chemistry
A Modern Guide for Students

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  • Date Published: September 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 recent developments and applications. Abundantly illustrated, the volume critically establishes the relationships between the more formal quantum mechanical formalisms and the traditional chemical descriptions of chemical bonding. It is mathematically less demanding than most traditional quantum chemistry texts, yet still retains clarity and rigor. This volume is an ideal textbook for any course in 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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    "Orbitals in Chemistry is a deftly written book. In smooth-flowing easy-to-read prose, Gill provides a very brief introduction to quantum mechanics, an overview of the ideas underlying atomic and molecular orbitals, and discussions of the applications of orbitals to chemical bonding and transition metal complexes, and solids...A major and unique strength of the book is reference to 85 papers on teaching, 73 of them from this Journal. These references and the associated discussions highlight subtle issues and common misunderstandings associated with quantum mechanics and the orbital concept. These references could easily be used to develop student projects to enhance understanding." Journal of Chemical Education Vol. 78

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    • Date Published: September 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521666497
    • length: 328 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.53kg
    • 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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