Publisher description for Molecular orbitals and organic chemical reactions / 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 bonds—the 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 Reactions_____________

This expanded Reference Edition of Molecular Orbitals and Organic Chemical Reactions takes the content and the same non-mathematical approach of the Student Edition, and adds extensive extra subject coverage, detail and over 1800 references. The additional material adds a deeper understanding of the models used, and a includes a broader range of applications and case studies. Providing a complete in-depth reference for a more advanced audience, this edition will find a place on the bookshelves of researchers and advanced students of _ organic, physical organic and computational chemistry.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Molecular orbitals.
Chemical bonds.
Physical organic chemistry.