Ideas of Quantum Chemistry

Ideas of Quantum Chemistry, 2nd Edition

Ideas of Quantum Chemistry, 2nd Edition,Lucjan Piela,ISBN9780444594365






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Clearly explains and illustrates how quantum mechanics calculation and modeling of the properties of atoms, bonds and chemicals are applied to chemistry problems

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  • Presents the widest range of quantum chemical problems covered in one book
  • Unique structure allows material to be tailored to the specific needs of the reader
  • Informal language facilitates the understanding of difficult topics


Ideas of Quantum Chemistry shows how quantum mechanics is applied to chemistry to give it a theoretical foundation. From the Schroedinger equation to electronic and nuclear motion to intermolecular interactions, this book covers the primary quantum underpinnings of chemical systems. The structure of the book (a TREE-form) emphasizes the logical relationships among various topics, facts and methods. It shows the reader which parts of the text are needed for understanding specific aspects of the subject matter. Interspersed throughout the text are short biographies of key scientists and their contributions to the development of the field.

Ideas of Quantum Chemistry has both textbook and reference work aspects. Like a textbook, the material is organized into digestible sections with each chapter following the same structure. It answers frequently asked questions and highlights the most important conclusions and the essential mathematical formulae in the text. In its reference aspects, it has a broader range than traditional quantum chemistry books and reviews virtually all of the pertinent literature. It is useful both for beginners as well as specialists in advanced topics of quantum chemistry. An appendix on the Internet supplements this book.


For chemistry undergraduates and graduates, professors, researchers and in particular those studying quantum chemistry - from beginners to professionals. Also beneficial to those involved in biology, biotechnology, physics, astronomy, material sciences.

Lucjan Piela

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Department of Chemistry, University of Warsaw, Pasteura 1, 02-093 Warsaw, Poland Email: piela@chem.uw.edu.pl

Ideas of Quantum Chemistry, 2nd Edition


1. The Magic of Quantum Mechanics
2. The Schroedinger Equation
3. Beyond the Schroedinger Equation
4. Exact Solutions - our Beacons
5. Two Fundamental Approximate Methods
6. Separation of Electronic and Nuclear Motions
7. Motion of the Nuclei
8. Orbital Model of Electronic Motion in Atoms and Molecules
9. Orbital Model of Electronic Motion in Periodic Systems 
10. Correlation of the Electronic Motions
11. Chasing Correlation Dragon: Density Functional Theory (DFT) 
12. The Molecule Subject to Electric or Magnetic Fields
13. Intermolecular Interactions
14. Chemical Reactions 
15. Information Processing - Mission of Chemistry


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