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Theoretical Models of Chemical Bonding

Molecular Spectroscopy, Electronic Structure and Intramolecular Interactions Part 3

  • Zvonimir B. Maksić

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. James E. Boggs
    Pages 1-24
  3. S. P. McGlynn, K. Wittel, L. Klasinc
    Pages 63-97
  4. Evi Honegger, Edgar Heilbronner
    Pages 99-151
  5. Koichi Ohno, Yoshiya Harada
    Pages 199-233
  6. Karl Jug, Zvonimir B. Maksić
    Pages 235-288
  7. Jozef Kowalewski, Aatto Laaksonen
    Pages 387-427
  8. David Feller, Ernest R. Davidson
    Pages 429-455
  9. M. Klessinger, T. Pötter
    Pages 521-544
  10. J. Tomasi, G. Alagona, R. Bonaccorsi, C. Ghio, R. Cammi
    Pages 545-614
  11. Fernando Bernardi, Massimo Olivucci, Michael A. Robb
    Pages 615-638
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 639-640

About this book

Introduction

The renowned theoretical physicist Victor F. Weisskopf rightly pointed out that a real understanding of natural phenomena implies a clear distinction between the essential and the peripheral. Only when we reach such an understanding - that is to say ­ when we are able to separate the relevant from the irrelevant, will the phenomena no longer appear complex, but intelectually transparent. This statement, which is generally valid, reflects the very essence ofmodelling in the quantum theory of matter, on the molecular level in particular. Indeed, without theoretical models one would be swamped by too many details embodied in intricate accurate molecular wavefunctions. Further, physically justified simplificqtions enable studies of the otherwise intractable systems and/or phenomena. Finally, a lack of appropriate models would leave myriads of raw experimental data totally unrelated and incomprehensible. The present series ofbooks dwells on the most important models of chemical bonding and on the variety of its manifestations. In this volume the electronic structure and properties of molecules are considered in depth. Particular attention is focused on the nature of intramolecular interactions which in turn are revealed by various types ofmolecular spectroscopy. Emphasis is put on the conceptual and interpretive aspects of the theory in line with the general philosophy adopted in the series.

Keywords

Molekülphysik Theoretische Chemie chemistry spectroscopy theoretical chemistry

Editors and affiliations

  • Zvonimir B. Maksić
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Theoretical Chemistry GroupThe “Rudjer Bošković” InstituteZagrebCroatia/Yugoslavia
  2. 2.Faculty of Natural Sciences and MathematicsUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia/Yugoslavia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-58179-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63493-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-58179-3
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