Erich Hückel (1896-1980) : from physics to quantum chemistry / Andreas Karachalios ; translated by Ann M. Hentschel.

By: Karachalios, Andreas, 1953-Contributor(s): Hentschel, Ann [Traductor]Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Original language: German Series: Boston studies in the philosophy of science ; v. 283Copyright date: Dordrecht ; London : Springer, 2010Edition: First EditionDescription: xvii, 200 pages : illustrations ; 25 cmISBN: 9789048135592 Uniform titles: Erich Hückel (1896-1980). English Subject(s): Quantum theory | Teoría cuántica | Quantum chemistry | Química cuántica | Physicists -- Germany -- History -- 20th century | Físicos -- Alemania -- Historia -- Siglo XXDDC classification: 530.12092 LOC classification: QC174.12 | .K37313 2010
Partial contents:
Erich Hückel’s Education and Scientific Awakening: The Path to Quantum Chemistry -- Erich Hückel’s Research Agenda During the 1930s: Underpinning Organic Chemistry with Quantum Theory -- The Controversy Between Erich Hückel and Linus Pauling over the Benzene Problem -- Linus Pauling’s Breakthrough to the Theory of Aromatic Compounds and Hückel’s Reaction -- Hückel’s Efforts to Disseminate His Theory and Its Reception -- Hückel’s Professional Career in National Socialist Germany -- The Postwar Years -- Summary and Concluding Remarks.
Abstract: This study, the first comprehensive account of Erich Hückel's career, examines his scientific work as well as his importance for the emergence of quantum chemistry as an independent discipline in Germany during the 1930s. Hückel began his career by studying quantum physics in Göttingen, but his background in chemistry led him to take up pioneering research on the physics of chemical bonding.
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Includes index.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-194).

Erich Hückel’s Education and Scientific Awakening: The Path to Quantum Chemistry -- Erich Hückel’s Research Agenda During the 1930s: Underpinning Organic Chemistry with Quantum Theory -- The Controversy Between Erich Hückel and Linus Pauling over the Benzene Problem -- Linus Pauling’s Breakthrough to the Theory of Aromatic Compounds and Hückel’s Reaction -- Hückel’s Efforts to Disseminate His Theory and Its Reception -- Hückel’s Professional Career in National Socialist Germany -- The Postwar Years -- Summary and Concluding Remarks.

This study, the first comprehensive account of Erich Hückel's career, examines his scientific work as well as his importance for the emergence of quantum chemistry as an independent discipline in Germany during the 1930s. Hückel began his career by studying quantum physics in Göttingen, but his background in chemistry led him to take up pioneering research on the physics of chemical bonding.

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