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DR RICHARD HARCOURT

Positions

  • Electronic structure of molecules (Valence bond; increased-valence structures; Bohr orbit theory)

Overview

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  • A 2015 second edition of my 1982 Lecture Notes in Chemistry volume has been published. Its title is: "Bonding in Electron-Rich Molecules  Qualitative Valence-Bond Approach via Increased-Valence Structures", and is volume 90 in the Springer Lecture Notes in Chemistry series. As was done in the first edition, it focusses attention on Pauling "3-electron bonds" and singlet diradical Lewis structures, as well as the familiar  Kekule-type Lewis structures, as components of increased-valence structures.   

Affiliation

Member of

  • Royal Australian Chemical Institute. Member 2004 -

Publications

Selected publications

Awards

Education and training

  • PhD, Monash University
  • DipEd, University of Melbourne
  • BSc, University of Melbourne

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