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Physical Chemistry: Quanta, Matter, and Change

Physical Chemistry: Quanta, Matter, and Change (Second Edition)

Peter Atkins, Julio de Paula, and Ronald Friedman
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date: 17 June 2024

Topic 22 p. 201Valence-bond theorylocked

Topic 22 p. 201Valence-bond theorylocked

  • Peter Atkins, Peter AtkinsLincoln College
  • Julio de PaulaJulio de PaulaChemistry Lewis & Clark College
  •  and Ronald FriedmanRonald FriedmanIndiana University−Purdue University Fort Wayne

Abstract

Contents

Diatomic molecules 202

The basic formalism 202

Brief illustration 22.1: A valence-bond wavefunction 202

Resonance 203

Brief illustration 22.2: Resonance hybrids 204

Polyatomic molecules 204

Brief illustration 22.3: A polyatomic molecule 204

Promotion 205

Brief illustration 22.4: Promotion 205...

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