A Chemist's Guide to Valence Bond Theory

A Chemist's Guide to Valence Bond Theory

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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


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