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Theory and Applications of the Empirical Valence Bond Approach : From Physical Chemistry to Chemical
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Over the past couple of decades, Empirical Valence Bond (EVB) approaches have become one of the key tools for studying chemical processes in condensed phases and proteins. This book provides a comprehensive overview of these advances, highlighting how they have shaped our current understanding of enzyme catalysis and chemical processes in general. Written by leading scientists in the field, the book focuses on the applications and extension of the original EVB approach to a variety of different areas of research, including reaction dynamics, design of artificial catalysts, and the study of complex biological problems.
The book begins with concise yet comprehensive introduction to the basic concepts and historical background of valence bond theory, and EVB specifically. Subsequent chapters discuss the application of EVB models to a broad range of molecular systems of chemical and biological interest, and highlight the effectiveness of EVB to study chemical processes in the condensed phase and in enzymes.