Handbook of computational chemistry. Volume 2 /

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Edition:Second edition.
Imprint:Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2017.
Description:1 online resource (xxvi, 2381 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Language:English
Subject:Chemistry -- Mathematics -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Chemistry -- Mathematics.
Electronic books.
Handbooks and manuals.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11271317
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Other authors / contributors:Leszczynski, Jerzy, 1949- editor.
Kaczmarek-Kedziera, Anna, editor.
Puzyn, Tomasz, editor.
Papadopoulos, Manthos G., editor.
Reis, Heribert, editor.
Shukla, Manoj, editor.
ISBN:9783319272825
3319272829
9783319285726
3319285726
9783319272818
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed February 8, 2017).
Summary:The first part briefly describes different methods used in computational chemistry without going into exhaustive details of theory. Basic assumptions common to the majority of computational methods based on either quantum or statistical mechanics are outlined. Particular attention is paid to the limits of their applicability. The second part consists of a series of sections exemplifying the various, most important applications of computational chemistry. Molecular structures, modeling of various properties of molecules and chemical reactions are discussed. Both ground and excited state properties are covered in the gas phase as well as in solutions. Solid state materials and nanomaterials are described in part three. Amongst the topics covered are clusters, periodic structures, and nano-systems. Special emphasis is placed on the environmental effects of nanostructures. Part four is devoted to an important class of materials - biomolecules. It focuses on interesting models for biological systems that are studied by computational chemists. RNA, DNA, and proteins are discussed in detail. Examples are given for calculations of their properties and interactions. The role of solvents in biologically significant reactions is revealed, as well as the relationship between molecular structure and function of various classes of biomolecules. Part five features new bonus material devoted to Chemoinformatics. This area is vital for many applications of computational methods. The section includes a discussion of basic ideas such as molecular structure, molecular descriptors and chemical similarity. Additionally, QSAR techniques and screening methods are covered. Also, available open source chemoinformatics software is presented and discussed.