Base-Displacement Reactions and Electron Conduction in Alkali Metals

  • R. D. Harcourt
Part of the Lecture Notes in Chemistry book series (LNC, volume 30)


The donor-acceptor complexes of Chapter 20 were usually formed by reacting a neutral electron donor with a neutral electron acceptor R-Y. We have suggested that it may be a good approximation to represent the formation of the complex as follows, in which we have delocalized a non-bonding electron from into a vacant bonding X-R orbital.


Atomic Orbital Valence Bond Resonate Valence Bond Valence Bond Structure Neutral Electron 
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  • R. D. Harcourt
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  1. 1.Department of Physical ChemistryUniversity of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia

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