Special Issue "Define What Is Not Defined: In Chemistry and Beyond"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 May 2022) | Viewed by 13700
Interests: hydrogen bond; lewis acid–Lewis base interactions; atoms in molecules theory; ab initio calculations
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Sci is an open access journal which covers all research fields; special attention is paid to the interdisciplinary topics which go far beyond any specific field of knowledge and that try to discuss key issues for science.
This is why this Special Issue that is titled “Define what is not defined: in chemistry and beyond” concerns general issue that are applied commonly in chemistry, but the meaning of which, and in particular the definitions, are the subject of discussion and polemics. I mean concepts, phenomena, terms and processes that are extremely helpful in describing many research results. Let me give you a few examples: aromaticity, electronegativity, hydrogen bond, stabilizing interaction, proton transfer, halogen bond, charge transfer, substituent effect and many, many others.
There is no doubt that a number of the terms that are listed above (and numerous others not mentioned) are very useful to describe research results and they are controversial if defined. For example, there are strict mathematical expressions for electronegativity but there are various expressions that are used in scientific literature. There are definitions of the hydrogen bond but they are still controversial. One can also mention the aromaticity that is determined by numerous indices or there are other terms which are commonly used but that are debatable; chemical bond, reactivity, relation between interaction and reaction, and so on.
The topics mentioned here are very interesting and exciting; therefore, I would like to invite all researchers who work on such topics to send their contributions for consideration for this Special Issue. The Sci journal is a proper place for such articles. I would like to invite various types of contributions; reviews, regular research papers, communications, or short notes. Studies which go far beyond restricted areas of science are welcome, also interdisciplinary studies which combine fields of chemistry and physics or mathematics. Such contributions would be very useful for others who enthusiastically work in science.
Prof. Dr. Sławomir Grabowski
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