New Theories for Chemistry

New Theories for Chemistry

1st Edition - April 28, 2005

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  • Author: Jan C.A. Boeyens
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080458366

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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.

Key Features

  • Re-examines basic theories, such as electronegativity and electron spin, and introduces new theory
  • Full of practical experiments and examples
  • Is an excellent single reference source


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

Table of Contents

  • The Symmetry Laws of Nature

    Group Theory and Symmetry

    Symmetry and the Laws of Nature

    Quantum Theory and Symmetry

    Field Symmetries

    Symmetry in Theories

    Mathematical Structures in Chemistry

    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

    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

    The Chemical Problem

    Compressed Atoms

    Molecular Cohesion

    The Valence State


    Chemical Equilibrium

    Chemical Reaction

    Chemical Bonding

    The Chemical Vacuum

    Molecular Structure

    Conventional Theory

    Experimental Study of Molecular Structure

    Molecular Conformation

    Conformational Analysis

    The Chemical World

    Five-dimensional Space-time

    Topology of World Space

    The Geometry of Quantum Events

    Chemical Effects

Product details

  • No. of pages: 292
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2005
  • Published: April 28, 2005
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080458366

About the Author

Jan C.A. Boeyens

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemistry, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa

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