This reference on current VB theory and applications presents a practical system that can be applied to a variety of chemical problems in a uniform manner. After explaining basic VB theory, it discusses VB applications to bonding problems, aromaticity and antiaromaticity, the dioxygen molecule, polyradicals, excited states, organic reactions, inorganic/organometallic reactions, photochemical reactions, and catalytic reactions. With a guide for performing VB calculations, exercises and answers, and numerous solved problems, this is the premier reference for practitioners and upper-level students.6.1 INTRODUCTION There are two fundamental questions that a model of chemical reactivity has to answer: What are ... the VB model is the VB correlation diagram that traces the energy of the VB configurations along the reaction coordinate.
|Title||:||A Chemist's Guide to Valence Bond Theory|
|Author||:||Sason S. Shaik, Philippe C. Hiberty|
|Publisher||:||John Wiley & Sons - 2007-12-14|