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Readership: Undergraduate and graduate students in chemistry, inorganic chemistry and physical chemistry.
Arne Haaland, Department of Chemistry, University of Oslo
Professor Arne Haaland, Department of Chemistry, University of Oslo, Norway
"A light and didactic reading on the structure of molecules of main-group elements. The author has put his four decades of research experience into this book and made excellent use of some 300 representative examples.
" - Magdolna Hargittai, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
"No other book brings together the analysis of molecules from normal to unusual, and brings together so many different approaches. This book will contribute to increase our critical understanding of molecules, which is very important.
" - Odile Eisenstein, University of Montpellier
1: Atomic properties: one-electron atoms
2: Atomic properties: two-electron atoms
3: Atoms with more than two electrons: atomic properties and periodic trends
4: Homonuclear diatomic molecules
5: Gaseous alkali metal halides: ionic compounds
6: Other heteronuclear diatomic molecules: polar covalent bonds
7: Lewis´ "cubical atom" model. Molecular orbital calculations on the one-electron molecule H2+ and the two-electron molecule H2
8: Molecular orbital calculations on heteronuclear diatomic molecules, hybridization, and estimation of net atomic charges from calculated electron densities
9: Homonuclear diatomic species of the Second Period elements from Li2 to Ne2
10: Structure and bonding in the gaseous dihalides and dialkyls of the Group 2 and Group 12 metals
11: Structure and bonding in the gaseous monochlorides, trichlorides and trimethyl derivatives of the Group 13 elements
12: Electron defficient molecules: three-centre, two-electron bonds
13: Structure and bonding in simple compounds of the Group 14 elements
14: Structure and bonding in some simple hydrocarbons and in ethane and ethene analogous of the heavier Group 14 elements
15: Structure and bonding in simple compounds of the Group 15 elements
16: Electron donor-acceptor complexes
17: Structure and bonding in simple compounds of the Group 16 elements
18: Structure and bonding in simple compounds of the Group 17 elements.
19: Structure and bonding in simple compounds of the noble gases
20: Structure and bonding in oxides and oxoacids of carbon, sulfur, nitrogen, phosphorus and chlorine