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The resulting book is a unique overview of the different approaches used for describing a chemical bond, including molecular-orbital based, valence-bond based, ELF, AIM and density-functional based methods. It takes into account the many developments that have taken place in the field over the past few decades due to the rapid advances in quantum chemical models and faster computers.
Sason Shaik is a graduate of the University of Washington (USA), where he also obtained his PhD. After a postdoctoral year at Cornell University, he became Lecturer at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel), where he became Professor in 1988. In 1992 he moved to The Hebrew University where he is Professor and the Director of the Lise Meitner-Minerva Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry.
Table of Contents
The NBO perspective of chemical bonding
The AIM perspective of chemical bonding
The EDA perspective of chemical bonding
The VB perspective of chemical bonding
The BLW perspective of chemical bonding
The ELF perspective of chemical bonding
The conceptual DFT perspective of bonding
The experimental density perspective of chemical bonding
All the ways to make bonds