Experimental Quantum chemistry - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123364500, 9780323146807

Experimental Quantum chemistry

1st Edition

Authors: Peter Hedvig
eBook ISBN: 9780323146807
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1975
Page Count: 534
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Experimental Quantum Chemistry is a comprehensive account of experimental quantum chemistry and covers topics ranging from basic quantum theory to atoms and ions, photons, electrons, and positrons. Nuclei, molecules, and free radicals are also discussed. This volume is comprised of eight chapters and begins with an overview of the basic experiments and ideas leading to the development of quantum theory, with special emphasis on the problems of chemistry. The main properties of electromagnetic radiation are then considered, along with the most important relations of electrons and positrons in chemistry; the quantum theory of isolated atoms and ions; the structure of nuclei and the main applications to organic chemistry; and the chemical structure and reactivity of molecules. The theoretical and experimental aspects of interpreting free radical structures on the basis of the molecular orbital and valence bond theories are also explored. The final chapter is devoted to the chemistry of the organic solid state, paying particular attention to the structure and molecular mobilities of organic solids, collective crystal states (excitons, phonons, and polaritons), energy transfer processes, and reactions in the solid state. This book should be of interest to physicists and organic chemists.

Table of Contents

List of Symbols

Chapter One Basic Quantum Theory

1.1 Basic Experiments

1.2 Energy

1.3 Momenta

1.4 Dipole Radiation

1.5 The Formal Structure of Quantum Theory

References to Chapter 1

Selected Literature to Chapter 1

Chapter Two The Photon

2.1 The Spectrum of Electromagnetic Waves

2.2 Photon Sources

2.3 The Interaction of Radiation with Atoms and Molecules

2.4 Photoelectron Spectroscopy

References to Chapter 2

Selected Literature to Chapter 2

Chapter Three Electrons and Positrons

3.1 The Dirac Theory

3.2 Electron Spin Resonance

3.3 The Chemistry of the Electron

3.4 Positron and Positronium Chemistry

References to Chapter 3

Selected Literature to Chapter 3

Chapter Four Atoms and Ions

4.1 Hydrogen-like Orbitals

4.2 The Multi-Electron Atom

4.3 The Spin-Orbit Coupling

4.4 Transition Probabilities

4.5 Experimental Study of Atoms and Ions

References to Chapter 4

Selected Literature to Chapter 4

Chapter Five Nuclei

5.1 The Structure of Nuclei

5.2 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

5.3 Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance

5.4 Mössbauer Spectroscopy

References to Chapter 5

Selected Literature to Chapter 5

Chapter Six Molecules

6.1 Molecular Rotation and Vibration

6.2 Experimental Observation of Rotational Vibration Spectra

6.3 The Electronic Structure of Molecules

6.4 Characterization of Molecular Properties by the LCAO-MO Method

6.5 Molecular Diamagnetism. High Resolution Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

6.6 Experimental Ways of Determining Molecular Parameters

References to Chapter 6

Selected Literature to Chapter 6

Chapter Seven Free Radicals

7.1 The Quantum Theory of Free Radicals

7.2 Practical Methods of Measuring ESR Spectra of Free Radicals

7.3 Aliphatic Radicals

7.4 Aromatic Radicals

7.5 Reactions of Free Radicals

References to Chapter 7

Selected Literature to Chapter 7

Chapter Eight Organic Solid State

8.1 Structure and Molecular Mobilities of Organic Solids

8.2 Collective Crystal States: Excitons, Phonons and Polaritons

8.3 Energy Transfer Processes

8.4 Reactions in the Solid State

References to Chapter 8

Selected Literature to Chapter 8

Appendix: Main Definitions of Matrix Algebra

Author Index

Subject Index


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About the Author

Peter Hedvig