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The Detailed Electronic Structure of Carbocyclic Molecules and the Concept of Superaromaticity

  • Nicolaos Demetrios Epiotis
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Chemistry book series (LNC, volume 34)

Abstract

The literature on the electronic structure of carbon cyclic compounds such as cyclopropane, cyclohexane, benzene, etc., is so enormous that citation of some works but not others is mandatory and, thus, unfair.1 The essential point is that many aspects of the bonding of these molecules have been successfully dealt with but a fundamental understanding of the electronic structure of these molecules still eludes us. Why do I say so?

Keywords

Phase Combination Valence Bond Theory Sigma Overlap Electron Pair Bond Detailed Electronic Structure 
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References

  1. 1.
    For review, see: Liebman, J.F., Greenberg, A., Chem. Revs. 1976, 76, 311.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Dixon, D.A.; Stevens, R.M.; Herschbach, D.R. Faraday Discussion Chem. Soc. 1977, 62, 110.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicolaos Demetrios Epiotis
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  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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