Atoms in Molecules: A Quantum Theory by Richard F. W. Bader

By Richard F. W. Bader

The molecular constitution hypothesis--that a molecule is a set of atoms associated by way of a community of bonds-- offers the imperative technique of ordering and classifying observations in chemistry. even if this speculation isn't really similar on to the physics which governs the motions of atomic nuclei and electrons. it's the function of this significant new booklet to teach idea might be constructed to set up the molecular constitution speculation, demonstrating that the atoms in a molecule are genuine, with houses expected and outlined by way of the legislation of quantum mechanics, and that the constitution their presence imparts to a molecule is certainly a end result of the underlying physics. for this reason, the class established upon the concept that of atoms in molecules is free of its empirical constraints and the entire predictive energy of quantum mechanics could be integrated into the ensuing theory--a conception of atoms in molecules. Eminently available and readable, the publication will curiosity all scientists concerned with scan and statement on the atomic point, as well as theoreticians.

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