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.Written by leading authorities, this is the premier reference on current VB theory and applications in a pedagogical context, perhaps the first such attempt since Paulinga#39;s The Nature of the Chemical Bond.
|Title||:||A Chemist's Guide to Valence Bond Theory|
|Author||:||Sason S. Shaik, Philippe C. Hiberty|
|Publisher||:||John Wiley & Sons - 2007-12-14|