Orbital Symmetry

Orbital Symmetry

A Problem-Solving Approach

1st Edition - January 1, 1972

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  • Authors: Roland E. Lehr, Alan P. Marchand
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483267753

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Orbital Symmetry: A Problem-Solving Approach was born of the necessity to present to students Woodward and Hoffmann's approach to pericyclic reactions. Hence the tone is introductory, and the book is addressed primarily to an audience of advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students. The text seeks to familiarize the readers with several of the more often encountered methods of analyzing pericyclic reactions, and these methods should enable the analysis of virtually all of them. Problem solving is the foundation of the approach. Both the introductory and theory sections include problems to prepare the reader for the more extensive chapters of problems that follow. All problems (except those in Chapter VII) are answered in the text and are fully referenced where appropriate. Many of the problems require the use of molecular models if they are to be appreciated. Prentice-Hall's ""Framework Molecular Models"" and Benjamin's ""Maruzen Models"" are best suited for the construction of the highly strained molecules often encountered in the problems, and their use is recommended.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Part I Introduction and Theory

    Chapter I. Introduction

    A. Electrocyclic Reactions

    B. Sigmatropic Reactions

    C. Cycloaddition Reactions

    D. Pericyclic Reactions

    Chapter 11. Theory

    A. Correlation Diagrams

    B. Frontier Orbital and Related Methods

    C. The PMO Method

    Suggested Supplemental Readings

    Part II Problems

    Chapter III. Cycloaddition Reactions

    Chapter IV. The Stereochemistry of Sigmatropic Reactions

    Chapter V. Molecules with Fluctional Structures

    Chapter VI. Potpourri

    Chapter VII. Synthesis and Structural Analysis

    Chapter VIII. Pericyclic Reactions: Addenda

    Appendix A. Molecular Orbital Theory


    Appendix B. The Construction of Correlation Diagrams

    Part III Answers to Problems

    Answers to Problems in Chapter I

    Answers to Problems in Chapter II

    Answers to Problems in Chapter III

    Answers to Problems in Chapter IV

    Answers to Problems in Chapter V

    Answers to Problems in Chapter VI

    Answers to Problems in Chapter VII

    Answers to Problems in Chapter VIII

    Author Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 200
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1972
  • Published: January 1, 1972
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483267753

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Roland E. Lehr

Alan P. Marchand

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