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The Chemical Bond : A Fundamental Quantum-Mechanical Picture - Tadamasa Shida

The Chemical Bond

A Fundamental Quantum-Mechanical Picture

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Published: 15th October 2008
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Providing the quantum-mechanical foundations of chemical bonding, this unique book emphasizes key concepts such as superposition, degeneracy of states and the role of the electron spin. These quantum mechanical notions are usually oversimplified or meticulously circumvented on other books, to the frustration of serious readers who want to understand, for example, why two protons can be stably bound with only one electron to make the simplest molecule H2+. An initial, concise and compact presentation of the rudiments of quantum mechanics enables readers to progress through the book with a firm common foundation. Experimental examples are included to illustrate how the abstract concepts are manifest in real systems.

From the reviews:

"The text opens with a quick review of the electron and electronic properties. ... The book ends with a good list of references for further study. ... this is a classic treatment of quantum mechanics applied to chemical bonding. ... is accessible to advanced undergraduate students, students who have had a junior-level physical chemistry class that emphasized techniques and methods for solving the Schroedinger equation will get the greatest benefit from it." (Andrew J. Pounds, Journal of Chemical Education, Vol. 82 (7), July, 2005)

The electron : a primadonna in chemical bondingp. 1
Fundamentals of quantum mechanics : a prerequisite for understanding the chemical bondp. 21
One-electron atoms : the fundamental systemp. 51
Multi-electron atoms : the building blocks that produce the tremendous variety of moleculesp. 79
Born-Oppenheimer approximation : separation of electronic motion from nuclear motion in chemical bondingp. 107
The hydrogen molecular ion : the simplest, but the most fundamental system for understanding chemical bondsp. 113
The hydrogen molecule : why are two neutral hydrogen atoms stabilized by simply approaching each other?p. 133
Polyatomic molecules : towards an understanding of chemical bonds in polyatomic moleculesp. 149
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ISBN: 9783540206385
ISBN-10: 3540206388
Series: Springer Series in Chemical Physics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 206
Published: 15th October 2008
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.1