A modern version of Lewis’s theory of valency

Foundations of Chemistry 17 (2):153-162 (2015)

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A modern version of Lewis’s theory of valency is presented. This takes account of the results of quantum–mechanical calculations on molecules. Topics covered are polar covalent bonds, hypervalency, coordinate bonds, nonintegral bonds, oxo-anions, variable valency among transition elements, and nonclassical compounds. A distinction is drawn between the valence shell of an atom and the Lewis shell. The concept of a fractional bond pair is presented
Keywords Valency  Lewis  Covalent bond  Ionic bond  Hypervalency  Coordinate bond  Nonintegral bond
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