Structure and Bonding / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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Structure and Bonding covers introductory atomic and molecular theory as given in first and second year undergraduate courses at university level. This book explains in non-mathematical terms where possible, the factors that govern covalent bond formation, the lengths and strengths of bonds and molecular shapes. Throughout the book, theoretical concepts and experimental evidence are integrated. An introductory chapter summarizes the principles on which the Periodic Table is established, and describes the periodicity of various atomic properties which are relevant to chemical bonding. Symmetry and group theory are introduced to serve as the basis of all molecular orbital treatments of molecules. This basis is then applied to a variety of covalent molecules with discussions of bond lengths and angles and hence molecular shapes. Extensive comparisons of valence bond theory and VSEPR theory with molecular orbital theory are included. Metallic bonding is related to electrical conduction and semi-conduction. The energetics of ionic bond formation and the transition from ionic to covalent bonding is also covered.
Table of Contents
1. A Brief Summary of Atomic Theory, the Basis of the Periodic Table and Some Trends in Atomic Properties.
2. Molecular Symmetry and Group Theory.
3. Covalent Bonding I: the Dihydrogen Molecule-ion, H2+, and the Dihydrogen Molecule.
4. Covalent Bonding II: Diatomic Molecules; Bond Lengths and Strengths.
5. Covalent Bonding III: Triatomic Molecules; Bond Angles.
6. Covalent Bonding IV: Polyatomic Molecules.
7. Metallic and Ionic Bonding.
Answers to Problems.