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New Theories for Chemistry

Many new developments, related to the interpretation and importance of symmetry relationships, quantum mechanics, general relativity, field theory and mathematics have occurred in the second half of the 20th century without having a visible impact on chemical thinking. By re-examining basic theories, The New Theories for Chemistry aims to introduce a new understanding of old concepts, such as electron spin, The Periodic Table and electronegativity. The book focuses on the new mathematical concepts that enable the exploration of interactions between particles, waves and fields within a chemical context, and is packed with examples to support its arguments. The author adopts a practical approach and topics are arranged sequentially, from the mathematical basis through to general concepts. An essential reference source, this book is suitable for physicists, theoretical and physical chemists, as well as students and researchers working in the field.

Theoretical and physical chemists. Physicists. Students and researchers at university and institutional libraries


Published: April 2005

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-51867-5


  • "The book is recommended for theoretical chemists, graduate level and up, and possibly for very advanced undergraduates."
    R.E. Buntrock, CHOICE, Feb. 2006


  • The Symmetry Laws of Nature Introduction
    Group Theory and Symmetry
    Symmetry and the Laws of Nature
    Quantum Theory and Symmetry
    Field Symmetries
    Symmetry in Theories

    Mathematical Structures in Chemistry Introduction
    Number Theory
    Periodic Laws
    Atomic and Nuclear Strusture
    Space-Time Structure

    Bohmian Mechanics Historical Introduction
    The Quantum Limit
    The Ontological Interpretation
    Stationary States
    Angular Momentum
    Chemical Significance

    Structure of the Electron Introduction
    Historical Development
    The Quantum View
    Distortion of Space
    Wave Model of the Electron
    Electronic Charge
    Geometrical Model of the Electron
    The Real Electron
    Electronic Interactions
    Chemical Aspects

    Chemical Concepts Introduction
    The Chemical Problem
    Compressed Atoms
    Molecular Cohesion
    The Valence State
    Chemical Equilibrium
    Chemical Reaction
    Chemical Bonding
    The Chemical Vacuum

    Molecular StructureIntroduction
    Conventional Theory
    Experimental Study of Molecular Structure
    Molecular Conformation
    Conformational Analysis

    The Chemical WorldIntroduction
    Five-dimensional Space-time
    Topology of World Space
    The Geometry of Quantum Events
    Chemical Effects


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