Lecture Notes in Chemistry

Symmetry in Inorganic and Coordination Compounds

A Student's Guide to Understanding Electronic Structure

Authors: Morazzoni, Franca

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  • Describes and compares chemical bonding in inorganic and coordination compounds using variation and perturbation methods
  • Shows how general symmetry rules can describe the chemical bond of even simple inorganic molecules
  • Provides a simple guide for students to use crystal field theory to understand electronic and magnetic spectra
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This book addresses the nature of the chemical bond in inorganic and coordination compounds. In particular, it explains how general symmetry rules can describe chemical bond of simple inorganic molecules. Since the complexity of studying even simple molecules requires approximate methods, this book introduces a quantum mechanical treatment taking into account the geometric peculiarities of the chemical compound. In the case of inorganic molecules, a convenient approximation comes from symmetry, which constrains both the electronic energies and the chemical bonds. The book also gives special emphasis on symmetry rules and compares the use of symmetry operators with that of Hamiltonian operators. Where possible, the reactivity of molecules is also rationalized in terms of these symmetry properties. As practical examples, electronic spectroscopy and magnetism give experimental confirmation of the predicted electronic energy levels.

Adapted from university lecture course notes, this book is the ideal companion for any inorganic chemistry course dealing with group theory.


About the authors

Prof. Franca Morazzoni earned her Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of Milano, becoming Associate Professor then Full Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Milano-Bicocca where she founded the group of hybrid nanomaterials in the Department of Materials Science in 2001. As an expert in physical methods in inorganic chemistry applied to hybrid materials, she has published more than 250 peer-reviewed papers in international journals. She has been responsible for leading several national research projects in the field, participating, most notably, in the development of novel inorganic nanofillers with controlled shapes in industrial collaboration with Pirelli Tyres, based in Milan, resulting in several patents on this topic. She was Vice Chair of the HINT COST action (2012–2016) on the topic of organic–inorganic hybrid interfaces. Prof. Morazzoni has supervised several Ph.D. students and, until 2015, was Director of the PhD School of the University of Milano-Bicocca.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Symmetry in Inorganic and Coordination Compounds
Book Subtitle
A Student's Guide to Understanding Electronic Structure
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Chemistry
Series Volume
106
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-62996-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-62996-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-62995-3
Series ISSN
0342-4901
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 185
Number of Illustrations
168 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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