Chemical bonds, their intrinsic energies in ground-state molecules and the energies required for their actual cleavage are the actual subject of this book. The theory, modelled after a description of valence electrons in isolated atoms, explains how intrinsic bond engergies depend on the amount of electronic charge carried by the bond-forming atoms. It also explains how bond dissociation depends on these charges. While this theory vividly explains thermochemical stability, future research could benefit from a better understanding of bond dissociation: if we learn how the environment. of a molecule affects its charges, we also learn how it modifies bond dissociation in that molecule. This essay is aimed at theoretical and physical-organic chemists who are looking for new perspectives to old problems.
From the contents: Core and Valence Regions of Atoms.- The Valence Region of Molecules.- The Chemical Bond.- Bond Dissociation Energies.- Electronic Charge Distributions.- Applications.- Assessment.- The Comparison with Experiment.
Series: Lecture Notes in Chemistry
Number Of Pages: 176
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97
Weight (kg): 0.22