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Molecular Orbitals and Organic Chemical Reactions

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ISBN-10: 0470746580

ISBN-13: 9780470746585

Edition: 2010

Authors: Ian Fleming

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Molecular orbital theory is used by chemists to describe the arrangement of electrons in chemical structures. It is also a theory capable of giving some insight into the forces involved in the making and breaking of chemical bondsthe chemical reactions that are often the focus of an organic chemist's interest. Organic chemists with a serious interest in understanding and explaining their work usually express their ideas in molecular orbital terms, so much so that it is now an essential component of every organic chemist's skills to have some acquaintance with molecular orbital theory.Molecular Orbitals and Organic Chemical Reactions is both a simplified account of molecular orbital theory and a review of its applications in organic chemistry; it provides a basic introduction to the subject and a wealth of illustrative examples. In this book molecular orbital theory is presented in a much simplified, and entirely non-mathematical language, accessible to every organic chemist, whether student or research worker, whether mathematically competent or not. Topics covered include:Molecular Orbital Theory Molecular Orbitals and the Structures of Organic Molecules Chemical Reactions How Far and How Fast Ionic Reactions Reactivity Ionic Reactions Stereochemistry Pericyclic Reactions Radical Reactions Photochemical ReactionsMolecular Orbitals and Organic Chemical Reactions: An Introduction is an invaluable first textbook on this important subject for students of organic, physical organic and computational chemistry.
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List price: $114.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 3/5/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 528
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

Ian Lancaster Fleming was born on May 28, 1908, in London, England. He attended Eton College and then the Royal Military College at Sandhurst. He left there after a year to go study languages in Munich and Geneva. Fleming served as the Moscow correspondent for the Reuters News Agency from 1929 till 1933. he then became a banker and a stockholder in London until the beginning of World War II. When the war began, Fleming became the personal assistant to the Director of British Naval Intelligence, where he learned most of his espionage terms. When the war was over, he worked as the foreign manager of The Sunday Times in London. Fleming wrote twelve James Bond novels, nearly all of which were made into Motion Pictures. His works included: Casino Royale, Live and Let Die, Moonraker, Diamonds Are Forever, Dr. No, Goldfinger, Thunderball, Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang, and For Your eyes Only. He of died of a heart attack on August 12, 1964.

Molecular Orbital Theory
The Atomic Orbitals of a Hydrogen Atom
Molecules Made from Hydrogen Atoms
C-H and C-C Bonds
Conjugation-H�ckel Theory
Strained s Bonds-Cyclopropanes and Cyclobutanes
Heteronuclear Bonds, C-M, C-X and C=O
The Tau Bond Model
Spectroscopic Methods
Molecular Orbitals and the Structures of Organic Molecules
The Effects of p-Conjugation
The Configurations and Conformations of Molecules
The Effect of Conjugation on Electron Distribution
Other Non-covalent Interactions
Chemical Reactions-How Far and How Fast
Factors Affecting the Position of an Equilibrium
The Principle of Hard and Soft Acids and Bases (HSAB)
Transition Structures
The Perturbation Theory of Reactivity
The Salem-Klopman Equation
Hard and Soft Nucleophiles and Electrophiles
Other Factors Affecting Chemical Reactivity
Ionic Reactions-Reactivity
Single Electron Transfer (SET) in Ionic Reactions
Ambident Nucleophiles
Ambident Electrophiles
Ionic Reactions-Stereochemistry
The Stereochemistry of the Fundamental Organic Reactions
Pericyclic Reactions
The Four Classes of Pericyclic Reactions
Evidence for the Concertedness of Bond Making and Breaking
Symmetry-allowed and Symmetry-forbidden Reactions
Explanations for the Woodward-Hoffmann Rules
Secondary Effects
Radical Reactions
Nucleophilic and Electrophilic Radicals
The Abstraction of Hydrogen and Halogen Atoms
The Addition of Radicals to p-Bonds
Synthetic Applications of the Chemoselectivity of Radicals
Stereochemistry in some Radical Reactions
Ambident Radicals
Radical Coupling
Photochemical Reactions
Photochemical Reactions in General
Photochemical Ionic Reactions
Photochemical Pericyclic Reactions and Related Stepwise Reactions
Photochemically-Induced Radical Reactions