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Valency and bonding [electronic resource] : a natural bond orbital donor-acceptor perspective /
Frank Weinhold and Clark R. Landis.
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Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
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ix, 749 p. : ill.
ISBN
0521831288
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Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
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0521831288
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
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8374963
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Appeared in Choice on 2006-03-01:
Weinhold and Landis (both, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison) describe modern theories about the relationship between valence electrons and chemical bonding. The material is appropriate for advanced chemistry courses, researchers, and instructors of introductory principles courses. The book's most useful aspect is its easy conversational style, which makes it accessible to readers who are not researchers. Primarily, it augments bonding topics learned in introductory courses with current computational research results; e.g., the first chapter presents the importance of unfilled (or partially filled) orbitals to chemical reactivity. Another topic is how more complete explanations of ionic bonding differ from classical Coulombic interactions. Chapter 3 focuses on bonding resulting from partially filled s- and p-orbitals. Representing a third of the book, this chapter's length hints at its number of topics, covering organic chemistry and biochemical phenomena. Another chapter describes bonding of main-group metals arising from incorporation of d-orbitals. As a result, the associated unusual molecular geometries, bond orders, and other features are much more varied and complex than equivalent descriptions for s- and p-block elements. A last chapter on supramolecular bonding describes recent research on chemical units kept together through noncovalent intermolecular forces such as hydrogen bonding, charge-transfer interactions, and van der Waals forces. Illustrations; extensive notes and references. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals. M. Rossi Vassar College
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'... the book is well-written with vast numbers of illustrations as well as very useful worked examples. The impressive level of detail for individual systems can sometimes mask the underlying story, but salvation usually comes in the form of incisive summaries at the end of various major sections. This graduate-level book will be particularly useful to those who wish to understand NBO-based arguments presented in the literature and it is likely to be an invaluable resource for anyone who runs, or wishes to run, NBO analysis for themselves.' Chemistry World
'The authors are clearly leaders in the field. ... the book is well-written with vast numbers of illustrations as well as very useful worked examples. The impressive level of detail for individual systems can sometimes mask the underlying story, but salvation usually comes in the form of incisive summaries at the end of various major sections. This graduate-level book will be particularly useful to those who wish to understand NBO-based arguments presented in the literature and it is likely to be an invaluable resource for anyone who runs, or wishes to run, NBO analysis for themselves.' Chemistry World
"the book is well written with vast numbers of illustrations as well as very useful worked examples." - Chemistry World
'... the authors present some of the most intuitive classical concepts of quantum chemistry in an updated and transparent fashion ... The book also contains an interesting discussion of hydrogen-bonding, which may in particular be recommended to biochemists. ... definitely requires a careful study ... chapter after chapter. The reward will be a deep immersion into the world of modern chemical bonding theory, illustrated for a large number of model systems, and supplemented by carefully worked out examples. ... recommended for students and researchers in solid-state physics and materials science.' ChemPhysChem
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This graduate level text presents the first comprehensive overview of modern chemical valency and bonding theory, written by internationally recognised experts in the field. The authors build on the foundation of Lewis- and Pauling-like localized structural and hybridization concepts to present a book that is directly based on current ab-initio computational technology. The presentation is highly visual and intuitive throughout, based on the recognizable and transferable graphical forms of natural bond orbitals (NBOs) and their spatial overlaps in the molecular environment. The book shows applications to a broad range of molecular and supramolecular species of organic, inorganic and bioorganic interest. Hundreds of orbital illustrations help to convey the essence of modern NBO concepts for those with no extensive background in the mathematical machinery of the Schrödinger equation. This book will appeal to those studying chemical bonding in relation to chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemistry and physics.
Long Description
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.
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This graduate level text provides a comprehensive overview of modern chemical valency and bonding theory, written by internationally recognised experts in the field.
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This graduate level text presents the first comprehensive overview of modern chemical valency and bonding theory, written by internationally recognised experts. The authors build on the foundation of Lewis- and Pauling-like localized structural and hybridization concepts, presenting a book that is directly based on current ab-initio computational technology.
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This is a research level textbook which builds on 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 reson ance concepts and a comprehensive compilation of NBO-based bonding descriptors for hundreds of prototype molecular and supramolecular organic and inorganic species. This book will appeal to those studying quantum chemistry and bonding as well as physical organic chemistry.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. vii
Introduction and theoretical backgroundp. 1
The Schrodinger equation and models of chemistryp. 1
Hydrogen-atom orbitalsp. 8
Many-electron systems: Hartree-Fock and correlated treatmentsp. 13
Perturbation theory for orbitals in the Hartree-Fock framework: the donor-acceptor paradigmp. 16
Density matrices, natural localized and delocalized orbitals, and the Lewis-structure picturep. 21
Natural resonance structures and weightingsp. 32
Pauli-exchange antisymmetry and steric repulsionsp. 36
Summaryp. 40
Notes for Chapter 1p. 41
Electrostatic and ionic bondingp. 45
Introductionp. 45
Atomic and ionic orbitalsp. 47
Charge transfer and hybridization in ionic bondingp. 49
Donor-acceptor theory of hybridization in ionic bondingp. 55
Ionic-covalent transitionsp. 60
Ion-dipole and dipole-dipole bondingp. 64
Bent ionic compounds of heavy alkaline earthsp. 73
Ionic bonding in d-block elementsp. 76
Summaryp. 86
Notes for Chapter 2p. 87
Molecular bonding in s/p-block elementsp. 89
Introductionp. 89
Covalent and polar covalent bondingp. 90
Conjugation and aromaticityp. 182
Hyperconjugationp. 215
Hypervalency: 3c/4e "[omega] bonds"p. 275
Hypovalency: 3c/2e bridge bondsp. 306
Summaryp. 351
Notes for Chapter 3p. 353
Molecular bonding in the d-block elementsp. 363
Introductionp. 363
Lewis-like structures for the d-block elementsp. 365
Hybridization and molecular shapep. 372
Covalent and polar-covalent bondingp. 387
Coordinative metal-ligand bondingp. 434
Beyond sigma bonding: transition-metal hyperbonding and pi back/frontbondingp. 447
Hypovalency, agostic interactions, and related aspects of catalytic activation at metal centersp. 479
Hyperconjugative effectsp. 519
Multielectron coordinationp. 522
Vertical trends in transition-metal bondingp. 545
Localized versus delocalized descriptions of transition-metal bonding and hyperbondingp. 563
Summaryp. 573
Notes for Chapter 4p. 575
Supramolecular bondingp. 579
An introductory overview of intermolecular forcesp. 579
Hydrogen bondingp. 593
Charge-transfer complexesp. 661
Transition-state speciesp. 678
Coupling of intramolecular and intermolecular interactionsp. 693
Summaryp. 702
Notes for Chapter 5p. 704
Methods and basis setsp. 710
Chemical periodicityp. 715
Unitsp. 723
Chemical-species indexp. 727
Author indexp. 732
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