This text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students guides the reader through a smooth progression from the most elementary ideas of molecular orbital theory to an understanding of the electronic structure, geometry, and reactivity of large molecules. It starts with simple molecules and proceeds to relatively large organometallic complexes. The slant is theoretical, but in the last chapter the authors strengthen the link between theory and experiment. Focusing on basic concepts, the authors take a qualitative approach, which enables this text to fill a void in the undergraduate curriculum. The book is intended as a core or supplementary text in an advanced chemistry course.
"An excellent introductory text to the molecular orbital theory, with a special attention being paid to drawing molecular orbital diagrams. The book of problems is one of the few in this particular area of chemistry. As such, it should be extremely useful as a supplemental text in molecular orbital theory courses."--Cyril Parkanyi, Florida Atlantic University "Good presentation of Molecular Theory in a fairly non-mathematical treatment."--Wade Cain, Morehead State University "The best non-mathematical treatment of this topic I have ever seen. The pictorial approach used does not require extensive knowledge of symmetry or group theory--another excellent feature."--John Woolcoch, Indiana University of Pennsylvania "Outstanding introduction to molecular orbital theory! Both intuitive and rigorous. Excellent explanations and figures."--William Polik, Hope College "Interesting and well done!"--E.A. Hill, University of Wisconsin "Guides the reader through a progression from the most elementary ideas of molecular orbital theory to an understanding of the electronic structure, geometry, and reactivity of the larger molecules. A qualitative approach based on symmetry and overlap ideas is the focus of the presentation. Many illustrations are included." --SciTech Book News "A simplified treatment. Structures and diagrams are of high quality." --Choice "Will be ideal for chemistry students at all levels." --The New York Public Library, New Technical Books
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 11th March 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.26 x 17.04 x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.64