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Valency

  • M. F. O’Dwyer
  • J. E. Kent
  • R. D. Brown

Part of the Heidelberg Science Library book series (HSL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. M. F. O’Dwyer, J. E. Kent, R. D. Brown
    Pages 1-7
  3. M. F. O’Dwyer, J. E. Kent, R. D. Brown
    Pages 8-17
  4. M. F. O’Dwyer, J. E. Kent, R. D. Brown
    Pages 18-58
  5. M. F. O’Dwyer, J. E. Kent, R. D. Brown
    Pages 59-86
  6. M. F. O’Dwyer, J. E. Kent, R. D. Brown
    Pages 87-169
  7. M. F. O’Dwyer, J. E. Kent, R. D. Brown
    Pages 170-204
  8. M. F. O’Dwyer, J. E. Kent, R. D. Brown
    Pages 205-232
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 233-251

About this book

Introduction

This book was written after one of us published two editions of a smaller book (Atomic Structure and Valency by R. D. Brown, 1961 and 1966) and from the experiences of all three of us teaching a first-year university course in valency at Monash University. Our object has been to give enough of an historical introduction to quantum mechanics to enable a student to grasp the fundamental ideas without being subjected to much mathematical formalism. We have also tried to avoid making erroneous statements in the interest of simplicity (e. g" the widespread tendency to ignore the difference between 2Pl, 2po, 2p-l and 2px, 2py, 2p z) because these lead to irritation and confusion of the better students, when they proceed to further studies of chemical quantum mechanics. The topics we have chosen to expand upon-i. e. , energy levels of electrons in atoms, energetic considerations of bonding in diatomic molecules, and packing of ions in the simplest solid state structures­ we believe form a good basis for students to progress to more complicated systems in a qualitative way. Both space and the intended level ofthe book have necessitated that the experimental section on spectroscopic and diffrac­ tion methods be very introductory. Again we believe that it is essential for a student to have some acquaintance with this, if the whole subject is to have a firm basis.

Keywords

Wertigkeit bonding chemical bond crystal structure mechanics metals spectroscopy structure

Authors and affiliations

  • M. F. O’Dwyer
    • 1
  • J. E. Kent
    • 1
  • R. D. Brown
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryMonash UniversityClaytonAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-6262-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1978
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-90268-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-6262-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0073-1595
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