Chemical Binding and Structure

Chemical Binding and Structure

1st Edition - January 1, 1964

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  • Author: J. E. Spice
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483226972

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Chemical Binding and Structure describes the chemical binding and structure in terms of current chemical theory. This book is composed of 13 chapters, and starts with a presentation of the principles of the old and modified quantum theory and its application. The next chapters cover some basic topics related to chemical binding and structure, including electrons, the periodic table, the electrovalent and covalent bonds, and molecular geometry. These topics are followed by discussions on the nature of the bond in transition metal complexes; electronic and crystal structure; crystallinity; and other states of matter. The concluding chapters are devoted to some analytical techniques for structure determination, such as diffraction and spectroscopic methods. This book is of value to high school and college chemistry teachers and students.

Table of Contents

  • General Introduction



    Chapter One · The Old and New Quantum Theories

    Protons, Neutrons, Electrons and Atoms

    The Old Quantum Theory and its Application to Atoms

    The New Quantum Theory—Wave Mechanics

    The Wave Equation and the Quantization of Momentum and Energy

    The Relationship between the Old Quantum Theory and Wave Mechanics

    Practical Applications of the Wave Properties of Matter

    Chapter Two · Electrons in Atoms, and the Periodic Table

    Quantum Numbers and Energy Levels

    Electronic Structures of Atoms

    Magnetic Properties and the Hund Principle

    Electronic Structures and the Periodic Classification

    Chapter Three · The Electrovalent Bond

    General Features of Electrovalency

    The Size and Ease of Formation of Ions with a Rare Gas Configuration

    The Stability of Electrovalent Compounds

    Other Simple Cations

    Chapter Four · The Covalent Bond and Molecular Geometry

    General Aspects of Covalent Binding

    Orbitals and Molecular Geometry

    The Electrostatic Approach to Molecular Geometry

    Chapter Five · The Distribution of Electrons in Molecules

    Molecular Orbitals


    Partial Ionic Character of Covalent Bonds

    Molecular Polarity

    The Hydrogen Bond

    Chapter Six · Complexes of Transition Metals; Electron-Deficient Compounds

    General Features of Transition Complexes

    The Nature of the Bonds in Complexes; Crystal Field Theory

    Metallic Carbonyls and Sandwich Compounds

    Electron-Deficient Compounds

    Chapter Seven · Electronic Structure and Chemical Reactions

    The Stability and Reactivity of Chemical Compounds

    Electron-Transfer Reactions

    Rates and Equilibria for Electron-Transfer Reactions

    Proton-Transfer Reactions

    Analogies between Electron-Transfer and Proton-Transfer Reactions

    A Classification of Reactions


    Chapter Eight · Structure and Bonding in Crystals

    The Packing of Equal Spheres

    Some Typical Structures

    Forces in Crystals

    Bond Type and Complexes in Crystals

    Chapter Nine · Further Aspects of the Crystalline State

    Crystal Structure and External Crystalline Form

    Crystal Imperfections

    Substitutional Solid Solutions

    Solids of Variable Composition and Irregular Structure

    Chapter Ten · The Other States of Matter

    The Gaseous State Liquids and Glasses

    High Polymers

    Solutions of Non-Electrolytes

    Aqueous Solutions of Electrolytes

    The Adsorbed State

    Chapter Eleven · Diffraction Methods of Structure Determination

    The Principle of Diffraction Methods

    X-Ray Diffraction by Crystals

    Neutron Diffraction

    Electron Diffraction

    Chapter Twelve · Spectroscopic Methods of Structure Determination

    General Principles

    Pure Rotation Spectra

    Vibration-Rotation Spectra

    Electronic Spectra

    Chemical Constitution and Color

    Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

    Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance

    Electron Spin Resonance

    Chapter Thirteen · Miscellaneous Methods of Structure Determination

    Magnetic Measurements

    Dipole Moments

    Thermochemical Measurements

    Optical Activity

    Other Methods of Structure Determination



    Table of Fundamental Constants and Conversion Factors

    Answers to Numerical Problems


Product details

  • No. of pages: 410
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1964
  • Published: January 1, 1964
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483226972

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