Apple Academic Press
579 pages | 17 Color Illus. | 119 B/W Illus.
Volume 3 of the 5-volume Quantum Nanochemistry presents the chemical reactivity throughout the molecular structure in general and chemical bonding in particular by introducing the bondons as the quantum bosonic particles of the chemical field, localization, from Hückel to Density Functional expositions, especially in relation to how chemical principles of electronegativity and chemical hardness decide the global chemical reactivity and interaction. The volume presents the fundamental and advanced concepts, principles, and models as well as their first and novel combinations and applications in quantum (physical) chemical theory of bonding, molecular reactivity, and aromaticity.
"Prof. Putz takes the reader back and forth between well-established facts and new insights, between material from one’s earliest education, to that which transcends all earlier education. . . . Putz’s books offer much for the neophyte and senior scientist alike, neither of whom should assume that s/he will be able to make numerically more reliable predictions of phenomena than he or she could before reading, whether it be of a melting point, a reaction yield, or an LD50. Understanding is more important than factual knowledge, and that is an aspiration shared by the author of these volumes, and that of this foreword. . . . Rewards do await the careful, competent, concerned reader . . ."
—Joel F. Liebman, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), Baltimore, Maryland USA (from the Foreword to Volume 3)
Preface. Foreword by Joel Liebman, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA. Modern Quantum Nature of The Chemical Bond: Valence, Orbitals and Bondons. Molecular Structure by Quantum Chemistry. Quantum Chemical Reactivity of Atoms-in-Molecules (AIM). Modeling Molecular Aromaticity. Index.