The Nature of the Chemical Bond and the Structure of Molecules and Crystals: An Introduction to Modern Structural Chemistry
The Nature of the Chemical Bond provides a general treatment, essentially nonmathematical, of present (as of 1960) knowledge about the structure of molecules and crystals and the nature of the chemical bond.
Among the new features in the third edition are a detailed resonating-valence-bond theory of electron-deficient substances, such as the boranes and ferrocene; a chemical theory of the electronic structure of metals and intermetallic compounds; a discussion of the role of the hydrogen bond in the structures of proteins and nucleic acids; the electroneutrality principle; and other new principles of molecular structure.
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This was an excellent back when it was printed, and Linus Pauling actually won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the sorts of things discussed within this book. However, most of the material this book ... Read full review
This book is one of the Masterpiece in Chemistry.
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The Hydrogen Molecule and the ElectronPair Bond
The OneElectron Bond and the ThreeElectron Bond
A ResonatingBond Treatment of Ferrocene
Values of Physical Constants
The Boltzmann Distribution Law
The Strengths of the Hydrohalogenic Acids