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Module Reading List

Chemical Bonding and Reactivity, 2017/18, Semester 1
Professor B J Whitaker
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

The simplest introduction to HMO theory is:-

AD Streitweiser, Molecular orbital theory for organic chemists. Unfortunately it is currently out of print but is available in the library.

For the nitty gritty of molecular orbital theory and ab initio quantum chemistry:-

DA McQuarrie and JD Simons - ' Physical chemistry : a molecular approach Sausalito, Calif. : University Science Books, c1997. ' ISBN 0935702997

PW Atkins and RS Friedman - ' Molecular quantum mechanics Oxford University Press, c2005. ' ISBN 0019855947x

JN Murrell, SF Kettle and JM Tedder - ' The chemical bond Chichester : Wiley, c1985. ISBN 047190760x (essentially the same text as Valence Theory in earlier editions).

C Cohen-Tannoudji, B Diu and F Laloë - ' Quantum mechanics New York ; London : Wiley, 1977. ISBN 047116433x (vol 1) 047116435x (vol 2) (obviously one to get from the library but probably the best text on quantum mechanics around)

For background information on computational chemistry, try:-

F Jensen - ' Introduction to computational chemistry Chichester ; New York : Wiley, c1999. ' ISBN 0471984256

RFW Bader- ' Atoms in molecules : a quantum theory Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1994. ' ISBN 0198558651 (somewhat controversial reinterpretation of quantum chemistry. Well worth a browse.)

For the molecular orbital descriptions of inorganic main group and transition metal complexes:-

DF Shriver, PW Atkins and CH Langford, Inorganic chemistry, 2nd edition’, £19.50, Oxford University Press.

J Barrett, ‘ Understanding inorganic chemistry : the underlying physical principles London : Horwood, 1991 (also contains some useful material on molecular orbitals and bonding)

SFA Kettle, ‘' Physical inorganic chemistry : a coordination chemistry approach Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998. (published in 1996 at £25, it covers lots of other topics as well, but is a good source for finding out a bit more)

JK Burdett, Chemical bonds : a dialog, £17.99, Wiley. (a series of questions and answers approach)

This list was last updated on 18/09/2013