Winner of the PROSE Award for Chemistry & Physics 2010
Acknowledging the very best in professional and scholarly
publishing, the annual PROSE Awards recognise publishers' and
authors' commitment to pioneering works of research and for
contributing to the conception, production, and design of landmark
works in their fields. Judged by peer publishers, librarians, and
medical professionals, Wiley are pleased to congratulate Professor
Ian Fleming, winner of the PROSE Award in Chemistry and Physics for
"Molecular Orbitals and Organic Chemical Reactions."
Molecular orbital theory is used by chemists to describe the
arrangement of electrons in chemical structures. It is also a
theory capable of giving some insight into the forces involved in
the making and breaking of chemical bonds--the chemical reactions
that are often the focus of an organic chemist's interest. Organic
chemists with a serious interest in understanding and explaining
their work usually express their ideas in molecular orbital terms,
so much so that it is now an essential component of every organic
chemist's skills to have some acquaintance with molecular orbital
"Molecular Orbitals and Organic Chemical Reactions" is both a
simplified account of molecular orbital theory and a review of its
applications in organic chemistry; it provides a basic introduction
to the subject and a wealth of illustrative examples. In this book
molecular orbital theory is presented in a much simplified, and
entirely non-mathematical language, accessible to every organic
chemist, whether student or research worker, whether mathematically
competent or not. Topics covered include:
- Molecular Orbital Theory
- Molecular Orbitals and the Structures of Organic Molecules
- Chemical Reactions -- How Far and How Fast
- Ionic Reactions -- Reactivity
- Ionic Reactions -- Stereochemistry
- Pericyclic Reactions
- Radical Reactions
- Photochemical Reactions
"Molecular Orbitals and Organic Chemical Reactions: Student
Edition" is an invaluable first textbook on this important subject
for students of organic, physical organic and computational
The Reference Edition edition takes the content and the same
non-mathematical approach of the Student Edition, and adds
extensive extra subject coverage, detail and over 1500 references.
The additional material adds a deeper understanding of the models
used, and includes a broader range of applications and case
studies. Providing a complete in-depth reference for a more
advanced audience, this edition will find a place on the
bookshelves of researchers and advanced students of organic,
physical organic and computational chemistry. Further information
can be viewed here.
""These books are the result of years of work, which began as an
attempt to write a second edition of my 1976 book Frontier Orbitals
and Organic Chemical Reactions. I wanted to give a rather more
thorough introduction to molecular orbitals, while maintaining my
focus on the organic chemist who did not want a mathematical
account, but still wanted to understand organic chemistry at a
physical level. I'm delighted to win this prize, and hope a new
generation of chemists will benefit from these books." - Professor
Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate?
Let us know about it.
Does this product have an incorrect or missing image?
Send us a new image.
Is this product missing categories?
Add more categories.
Review This Product
No reviews yet - be the first to create one!