New Theories for Chemistry

New Theories for Chemistry, 1st Edition

New Theories for Chemistry, 1st Edition,Jan C.A. Boeyens,ISBN9780444518675


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An exciting look at the new theories of chemistry

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Key Features

  • Re-examines basic theories, such as electronegativity and electron spin, and introduces new theory
  • Full of practical experiments and examples
  • Is an excellent single reference source


Many new developments, related to the interpretation and importance of symmetry relationships, quantum mechanics, general relativity, field theory and mathematics have occurred in the second half of the 20th century without having a visible impact on chemical thinking. By re-examining basic theories, The New Theories for Chemistry aims to introduce a new understanding of old concepts, such as electron spin, The Periodic Table and electronegativity. The book focuses on the new mathematical concepts that enable the exploration of interactions between particles, waves and fields within a chemical context, and is packed with examples to support its arguments. The author adopts a practical approach and topics are arranged sequentially, from the mathematical basis through to general concepts. An essential reference source, this book is suitable for physicists, theoretical and physical chemists, as well as students and researchers working in the field.


Theoretical and physical chemists. Physicists. Students and researchers at university and institutional libraries

Jan C.A. Boeyens

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemistry, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa

New Theories for Chemistry, 1st Edition

The Symmetry Laws of Nature

Group Theory and Symmetry

Symmetry and the Laws of Nature

Quantum Theory and Symmetry

Field Symmetries

Symmetry in Theories

Mathematical Structures in Chemistry

Number Theory

Periodic Laws

Atomic and Nuclear Strusture

Space-Time Structure

Bohmian Mechanics
Historical Introduction

The Quantum Limit

The Ontological Interpretation


Stationary States

Angular Momentum

Chemical Significance

Structure of the Electron

Historical Development

The Quantum View

Distortion of Space

Wave Model of the Electron

Electronic Charge

Geometrical Model of the Electron

The Real Electron

Electronic Interactions

Chemical Aspects

Chemical Concepts

The Chemical Problem

Compressed Atoms

Molecular Cohesion

The Valence State


Chemical Equilibrium

Chemical Reaction

Chemical Bonding

The Chemical Vacuum

Molecular Structure

Conventional Theory

Experimental Study of Molecular Structure

Molecular Conformation

Conformational Analysis

The Chemical World

Five-dimensional Space-time

Topology of World Space

The Geometry of Quantum Events

Chemical Effects

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"The book is recommended for theoretical chemists, graduate level and up, and possibly for very advanced undergraduates." --Choice
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