ERIC Number: ED052921
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Reference Count: 0
Bonds Between Atoms.
The field of inquiry into how atoms are bonded together to form molecules and solids crosses the borderlines between physics and chemistry encompassing methods characteristic of both sciences. At one extreme, the inquiry is pursued with care and rigor into the simplest cases; at the other extreme, suggestions derived from the more careful inquiry are pushed to provide qualitative insights into the complexities of chemical behavior. This monograph provides an introduction to both points of view and to the relationship between them. Primary emphasis is on the physical nature of the simplest chemical bonds, though it examines a few molecules that are more complicated to point out the wide qualitative relevance of the more rigorous approach. Extensive use of simplified models is made. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Chemical Bonding, Chemistry, College Science, Instructional Materials, Physics, Resource Materials, Textbooks
Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill, N. J.
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Authoring Institution: Bell Telephone Labs., Inc., Murray Hill, NJ.