A full understanding of modern chemistry is impossible without quantum theory. Since the advent of quantum mechanics in 1925, a number of chemical phenomena have been explained, such as electron transfer, excitation energy transfer, and other phenomena in photochemistry and photo-physics. Chemical bonds can now be accurately calculated with the help of a personal computer.
Addressing students of theoretical and quantum chemistry and their counterparts in physics, Chemical Physics: Electrons and Excitations introduces chemical physics as a gateway to fields such as photo physics, solid-state physics, and electrochemistry. Offering relevant background in theory and applications, it covers the foundations of quantum mechanics and molecular structure, as well as more specialized topics such as transfer reactions and photochemistry.
Table of Contents
Quantum Theory. Atoms. Molecules. Nuclear Motion. Statistical Mechanics. Ions in Crystals and in Solution. Time-dependent Quantum Mechanics. Chemical Kinetics. Proton Transfer. Electron Transfer Reactions. Biological Electron Transfer. Photophysics and Photochemistry. Photoinduced Electron Transfer. Excitation Energy Transfer. Photosynthesis. Metals and Semiconductors. Conductivity by Electron Pairs. Conductivity in Organic Systems. Bibliography. Appendix. Index.
Sven Larsson is professor emeritus in Theoretical Chemistry at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. He has been teaching Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics, and Quantum Chemistry for physicists and chemists for many years. His research has been directed to the theoretical description of problems in chemistry and biochemistry (photosynthesis, vision, and electron transfer), and solid state chemistry (conductivity and magnetism).