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Chemical Structure and Bonding

Roger L. DeKock Calvin College
Harry B. Gray California Institute of Technology

Designed for use in inorganic, physical, and quantum chemistry courses, this textbook includes numerous questions and problems at the end of each chapter and an Appendix with answers to most of the problems.

Print Book, ISBN 978-0-935702-61-3, US $51
eBook, eISBN 978-1-938787-05-8, US $39
Publish date: 1989
491 pages, soft cover
Copyright 1989.

Summary

Designed for use in inorganic, physical, and quantum chemistry courses, this textbook includes numerous questions and problems at the end of each chapter and an Appendix with answers to most of the problems.

Table of Contents

1. Atomic Structure
2. Atomic and Molecular Properties
3. The Valence Bond and Hybrid Orbital Descriptions of Chemical Bonding
4. The Molecular Orbital Theory of Electronic Structure and the Spectroscopic Properties of Diatomic Molecules
5. Electronic Structures, Photoelectron Spectroscopy, and the Frontier Orbital Theory of Reactions and Polyatomic Molecules
6. Transition-Metal Complexes
7. Bonding in Solids and Liquids
Appendices
Answers to Selected Questions and Problems
Index

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Roger L. DeKock Calvin College

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Harry B. Gray California Institute of Technology

Harry Barkus Gray is the Arnold O. Beckman Professor of Chemistry and the Founding Director of the Beckman Institute at the California Institute of Technology. His main research interests center on inorganic spectroscopy, photochemistry, and bioinorganic chemistry, with emphasis on understanding electron transfer in proteins. For his contributions to chemistry, which include over 700 papers and 17 books, he has received the National Medal of Science from President Ronald Reagan (1986); the Linderstrøm-Lang Prize (1991); the Basolo Medal (1994); the Gibbs Medal (1994); the Chandler Medal (1999); the Harvey Prize (2000); the Nichols Medal (2003); the National Academy of Sciences Award in Chemical Sciences (2003); the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Chemistry (2004); the Wolf Prize in Chemistry (2004); the City of Florence Prize in Molecular Sciences (2006); six national awards from the American Chemical Society, including the Priestley Medal (1991); and 16 honorary doctorates. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences; the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; the American Philosophical Society; an honorary member of the Italian Chemical Society; a foreign member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters; the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences; and the Royal Society of Great Britain. He was California Scientist of the Year in 1988.

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