Chapter 1. Introduction

  1. Petr Klán1 and
  2. Jakob Wirz2

Published Online: 17 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300017.ch1

Photochemistry of Organic Compounds: From Concepts to Practice

Photochemistry of Organic Compounds: From Concepts to Practice

How to Cite

Klán, P. and Wirz, J. (2009) Introduction, in Photochemistry of Organic Compounds: From Concepts to Practice, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300017.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Czech Republic

  2. 2

    Department of Chemistry, University of Basel, Switzerland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 FEB 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190886

Online ISBN: 9781444300017

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Keywords:

  • photochemistry - integral part of all branches of science;
  • electronic states - molecular quantum mechanics elements;
  • first law of photochemistry;
  • second law of photochemistry;
  • elements of quantum chemistry - electronic spectroscopy, photophysical and primary photoreactions;
  • separation of electronic, vibrational and spin wavefunctions;
  • orbital angular momentum quantum numbers;
  • antisymmetry of total wavefunction;
  • electromagnetic radiation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Who's afraid of photochemistry?

  • Electromagnetic radiation

  • Perception of colour

  • Electronic states: elements of molecular quantum mechanics

  • Problems