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Orbital Symmetry - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124411500, 9781483267753

Orbital Symmetry

1st Edition

A Problem-Solving Approach

Authors: Roland E. Lehr Alan P. Marchand
eBook ISBN: 9781483267753
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1972
Page Count: 200
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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


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


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Roland E. Lehr

Alan P. Marchand

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