THE ELECTRONIC THEORY OF VALENCY. Nevil Vincent Sidgwick.

THE ELECTRONIC THEORY OF VALENCY

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1946. Hardcover. Reprint. The culmination of many years' interest in the nature of covalent and dative bonds, this work made Sidgwick (1873-1952) famous and when he was awarded the Royal Medal in 1937, it was said that this book had a more widespread influence on the views of chemists than any other of his generation. Sidgwick is credited with bringing together organic and inorganic chemistry by concluding that the covalency of the carbon-carbon bond was essentially no different to the co-ordinate link (dative bond) and so provided a firm basis for the general electronic theory of valency, including the concept of a lone pair of electrons. From the library of Franz Sondheimer, the German-born scientist who, with Robert Burns Woodward, was the first to completely synthesize a nonaromatic steroid, with his bookplate to the front pastedown. Octavo: xi [1] 310 p. Original blue cloth binding, with gilt titles. Previous owner's ink signature to the front flyleaf, with a faint stain to the top edge. The spine is sun faded; otherwise very good. Very good. Item #73523

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