Quantum Nanochemistry: Volume 3
Quantum Molecules and Reactivity

Mihai V. Putz, PhD

Quantum Nanochemistry: Volume 3

Published. Now available.
Pub Date: March 2016
Hardback Price: $219.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771881357
E-Book ISBN: 9781498729550
Pages: 579pp with index
Binding Type: hardback
Notes: 17 color and 119 b/w illustrations

“Overall, these five volumes cover a lot of material and work well to unite physicists and chemists as quantum scientists. . . . Dr. Putz has drawn on his peer-reviewed papers, lectures, conversations, and other sources to write a five-volume set entitled Quantum Nanochemistry. In these volumes, Professor Putz aims to illuminate the physical underpinnings of matter. While the properties and interactions of matter have been well-described by many classical theories, quantum theory is needed to describe matter below the atomic scale. In these volumes, Professor Putz hopes to unite materials scientists, physicists, chemists, and others as quantum scientists, who use analytical descriptions of matter to inform their work. Concepts and ideas from engineering and materials science are mixed with those from chemistry and the history of science. . . . These books reduce all concepts to mathematic and analytic descriptions whenever possible, so readers will be able to follow the main themes, especially for those with a strong background in physics and mathematics. The books heavily reflect the author’s presentations and past work, yet the later volumes draw extensively from the literature. The books include many references for interested parties to explore. The books also include a number of informative tables and figures that could serve as helpful references; however, despite the emphasis on teaching and describing analytic work, there are no example problems given.”
Structural Chemistry, by Benjamin D. Smith, Department of Chemistry, Science Center, Saint Francis University, Loretto, PA

““This book, with its 2889 pages in five volumes, represents an impressive piece of work written by a single author. The wide variety of topics covered by the book reveals the author’s deep and encyclopedic knowledge of quantum theory. The author identifies himself as a theoretical physicist, and characterizes his book as a compilation of his lecture notes which he has used within his classes. The author’s favorite topics can be easily recognized in all five volumes. The sections on the history of quantum theory examine concepts and fundamental quantum theories in retrospect, and may prove useful and amusing reading for lecturers teaching quantum theory. Moreover, the unconventional look at some problems related to quantum theory may prove inspiring for experts actively working in the field. Students may find some useful material in the book . . . ”
International Journal of Molecular Sciences, by Petr Čársky, J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic

“ “Prof. Putz takes the reader back and forth between well-established facts and new insights; between material from ones earliest education, to that which transcends all earlier education. . . . Putz’s books offer much for the neophyte and senior scientist alike, neither of whom should assume that s/he will be able to make numerically more reliable predictions of phenomena than he or she could before reading, whether it be of a melting point, a reaction yield, or an LD50. Understanding is more important than factual knowledge, and that is an aspiration shared by the author of these volumes, and that of this foreword. . . . Rewards do await the careful, competent, concerned reader . . .”
—Joel F. Liebman, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), Baltimore, Maryland USA (from the Foreword to Volume 3)

Volume 3 of the 5-volume Quantum Nanochemistry presents the chemical reactivity throughout the molecular structure in general and chemical bonding in particular by introducing the bondons as the quantum bosonic particles of the chemical field, localization, from Hückel to Density Functional expositions, especially in relation to how chemical principles of electronegativity and chemical hardness decide the global chemical reactivity and interaction. The volume presents the fundamental and advanced concepts, principles, and models as well as their first and novel combinations and applications in quantum (physical) chemical theory of bonding, molecular reactivity, and aromaticity.

In this volume, the author:

  • presents in an unitary quantum theory the various aspects of chemical bonding
  • introduces new concepts of chemical bonding and reactivity as the quantum particle of chemical interaction—the bondons
  • characterizes molecular structure also by their propensity to engage chemical reactivity
  • reviews the main principles of chemical reactivity as based on electronegativity and chemical hardness
  • formulates two complementary pictures of chemical aromaticity
  • formalizes chemical bonding and reactivity in an unitary scenario of chemical indices
  • predicts the chemical bonding and bondons by the (Goldstone type) symmetry breaking mechanism.
Titles in the 5-volume Quantum Nanochemistry set:
Volume 1: Quantum Theory and Observability
Volume 2: Quantum Atoms and Periodicity
Volume 3: Quantum Molecules and Reactivity
Volume 4: Quantum Solids and Orderability
Volume 5: Quantum Structure-Activity Relationships (Qu-SAR)

See information on the complete set here:

Foreword by Joel Liebman, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA
1. Modern Quantum Nature of The Chemical Bond: Valence, Orbitals and Bondons
2. Molecular Structure by Quantum Chemistry
3. Quantum Chemical Reactivity of Atoms-in-Molecules (AIM)
4. Modeling Molecular Aromaticity

About the Authors / Editors:
Mihai V. Putz, PhD
Associate Professor at Faculty of Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Laboratory of Computational and Structural Physical Chemistry for Nanosciences and QSAR, West University of Timisoara, Romania

Mihai V. Putz, PhD is a laureate in physics (1997), with an MS degree in spectroscopy (1999), and PhD degree in chemistry (2002), with many post-doctorate stages: in chemistry (2002-2003) and in physics (2004, 2010, 2011) at the University of Calabria, Italy, and Free University of Berlin, Germany, respectively. He is currently Associate Professor of theoretical and computational physical chemistry at West University of Timisoara, Romania. He has made valuable contributions in computational, quantum, and physical chemistry through seminal works that appeared in many international journals. He actively promoted a new method of defining electronegativity, DFE (Density Functional Electronegativity), among new enzyme kinetics (Logistic Enzyme Kinetics), a new formalization of the structure-activity relationship (SPECTRAL-SAR) model, and recently the bondonic quasi-particle theory of the chemical bonding first application on nanosystems as graphene, all seeking for a unitary quantum approach of the chemical structure and reactivity targeting the bio-, pharmaco-, and ecological analytical description. He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Chemical Modelling and the International Journal of Environmental Sciences. He is member of many professional societies and has received several national and international awards from the Romanian National Authority of Scientific Research (2008), the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD (2000, 2004, 2011), and the Center of International Cooperation of Free University Berlin (2010). He is the leader of the Laboratory of Computational and Structural Physical Chemistry for Nanosciences and QSAR at Biology-Chemistry Department of West University of Timisoara, Romania, where he conducts research in the fundamental and applicative fields of quantum physical-chemistry and QSAR. In 2010 Mihai V. Putz was declared through a national competition the Best Researcher of Romania, while in 2013 he was recognized among the first Dr. Habil. in Chemistry in Romania. In 2013 he was appointed Scientific Director of newly founded Laboratory of Structural and Computational Physical Chemistry for Nanosciencs and QSAR in his alma mater of West University of Timisoara, while from 2014, he was recognized by the Romanian Ministry of Research as Principal Investigator of the first degree, and also becoming full member of International Academy of Mathematical Chemistry.

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