Theory of Intermolecular Forces - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780080165028, 9781483151700

Theory of Intermolecular Forces

2nd Edition

International Series of Monographs in Natural Philosophy

Authors: H. Margenau N. R. Kestner
Editors: D. Ter Haar
eBook ISBN: 9781483151700
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1969
Page Count: 412
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Theory of Intermolecular Forces deals with the exposition of the principles and techniques of the theory of intermolecular forces. The text focuses on the basic theory and surveys other aspects, with particular attention to relevant experiments. The initial chapters introduce the reader to the history of intermolecular forces. Succeeding chapters present topics on short, intermediate, and long range atomic interactions; properties of Coulomb interactions; shape-dependent forces between molecules; and physical adsorption. The book will be of good use to experts and students of quantum mechanics and advanced physical chemistry.

Table of Contents


Preface to the Second Edition

Chapter 1. History of Intermolecular Forces

Chapter 2. Long-range Forces

2.1 Asymptotic Expansions of the Classical Potential Energy

2.2 Quantum Theory of Long-range Forces

2.2.1 Simple Theory of Long-range Forces between Hydrogen Atoms

2.2.2 London's Formulas

2.2.3 Asymptotic Series

2.2.4 Survey of Accurate Values

2.3 Asymmetric Molecules

2.4 Variational Theory of Long-range Forces

2.4.1 Time Independent Approach

2.4.2 Time Dependent Approach

2.5 Third-order Forces; Matter-Antimatter Interactions

2.6 Eccentricity Effects

Chapter 3. Short-range Interaction

3.1 General Theory of Repulsive Forces

3.1.1 Definition of the Intermolecular Potential

3.2 Heitler-London Methods

3.3 Molecular Orbital (MO) Theory

3.4 Alternate Approaches to the State Function

3.4.1 Localized Orthogonal Orbitals

3.4.2 Elliptical Coordinate Expansions

3.5 Possible Limitations of the Adiabatic Approximations

Chapter 4. The Interaction of Small Atomic Systems at Intermediate Distances

4.1 Hydrogen Atom Interactions

4.2 Helium Interactions

4.3 Several General Methods Applicable to Larger Systems

4.4 Perturbation Theory of the Total Interaction

Chapter 5. Non-additivity of Intermolecular Forces

5.1 Long-range Forces

5.2 Short-range Three-body Forces

5.3 Short-range Four-body Forces

Chapter 6. Retarded Dispersion Forces; Relativistic Effects

6.1 The Effect of Radiative Coupling on Intermolecular Forces between Ground State Atoms

6.2 Relativistic Dispersion Forces

6.3 Semi-classical Calculations of Retardation Effects

6.4 Spin and Magnetic Multipole Contributions

Chapter 7. Forces between Molecules

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Interaction between Hydrogen Molecules

7.2.1 Exchange Forces

7.3 Interaction between a Hydrogen Molecule and a Hydrogen Atom

7.4 H2-He

7.5 General Long-range Interaction between Molecules having Permanent Multi-poles

7.6 Forces between Long-chain Molecules

7.6.1 Saturated-chain Molecules

7.6.2 Large Conjugated Double-bond Molecules

7.7 Atom-Atom Interactions

Chapter 8. Interactions between Excited Atoms

8.1 First-order Perturbation Energy

8.1.1 Exchange Contributions in First-order Interactions

8.1.2 Radiation Corrections to the First-order Resonant Inter-action of Like Atoms

8.2 Second-order Perturbation Energy

8.2.1 Retardation Effects in the Second Order

8.3 Double Minima. Crossing of Potential Curves

Chapter 9. Physical Adsorption

9.1 Small Density of Adsorbed Atoms—Neglect of Many-Atom Effects

9.1.1 Atoms Adsorbed on Insulators

9.1.2 Atoms Adsorbed on Metals

9.2 Many-atom Effects

Appendix A. The Sign of DE(R) for Molecular Orbital Calculations Involving Closed Shell Atoms

Appendix B. Current Methods for Obtaining DE(R) from Experimental Data

B.1 Long-range Interaction

B.1.1 Thermal Molecular Beam Scattering

B.1.2 Low-temperature Transport Data

B.1.3 Virial Coefficient Data

B.1.4 Limiting Curve of Dissociation (LCD)

B.2 Total Interaction

B.2.1 Transport and Virial Data

B.2.2 Solid State Data

B.2.3 X-ray Diffraction of Gases

Appendix C. The Effective Hamiltonian for the Interaction of Bound Charges with an Electromagnetic Field



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H. Margenau

N. R. Kestner

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D. Ter Haar

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