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Author Lewars, Errol.

Title Modeling marvels : computational anticipation of novel molecules / Errol G. Lewars
Published [Dordrecht] ; [London] : Springer, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 282 pages) : illustrations
Contents To 1 Planar Carbon; to 2 Pyramidal Carbon; to 3 Oxirene; to 4 Nitrogen Pentafluoride and Related Compounds; to 5 Helium Compounds; to 6 Tetrahedrane; to 7 Orthogonene; to 8 Hexaphenylethane; to 9 Ethenedione, C2O2; to 10 Nitrogen Oligomers and Polymers: Superfuels or Chimeras?; to 11 Oligomers and Polymers of Carbon Dioxide and CO2/N2; to 12 Polyprismanes. Flights of Fun and Fancy; to 13 A Menagerie of Molecules from Michl and Balaji: Superstrained Molecules; to 14 Summary; Index
Summary The aim of this book is to survey a number of chemical compounds that some chemists, theoretical and experimental, find fascinating. Some of these compounds, like planar carbon species or oxirene, offer no obvious practical applications; nitrogen oligomers and polymers, in contrast, have been touted as possible high-energy-density materials. What unites this otherwise eclectic collection is that these substances are unknown and offer a challenge to theory and to synthesis. That such a challenge exists is in some cases almost obvious to most chemists. The instability of nitrogen polymers, for e
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Molecules -- Models -- Computer simulation.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008922296
ISBN 1281920339
1402069731 (electronic bk.)
9781402069734 (electronic bk.)