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From the Back Cover
Molecular Orbitals and Organic Chemical Reactions is both a simplified account of molecular orbital theory and a review of it 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
Molecular Orbitals and Organic Chemical Reactions: Student Edition serves in a sense as a second edition of the author’s influential earlier book Frontier Orbitals and Organic Chemical Reactions, but has been completely rewritten, greatly enlarging the chapters on molecular orbital theory itself, and on the theoretical basis for the principle of hard and soft acids and bases, and a whole chapter on the stereochemistry of the fundamental organic reactions. Correlation diagrams have been added to the discussion of pericyclic chemistry, and a great deal more in that, the largest chapter. A number of new topics, both omissions from the earlier book and work that has taken place in the intervening years, are included, and there are more words of caution in discussing frontier orbital theory itself.
Molecular Orbitals and Organic Chemical Reactions: Student Edition is an individual textbook on this important subject for student or organic, physical organic and computational chemistry.