R.J. Gillespie Research Group

Publications since 1992

  1. R.J. Gillespie "The VSEPR Model of Molecular Geometry Revisited" Chem. Soc. Reviews 52, (1992).

  2. R. J. Gillespie, "Multiple Bonds and the VSEPR Model" J. Chem. Educ., 69, 742 (1992).

  3. R. J. Gillespie "Electron Densities and the VSEPR Model of Molecular Geometry" Can. J. Chem. 70, 117 (1992).

  4. R. J. Gillespie and E.A. Robinson "Bond Lengths in Covalent Fluorides and the Covalent Radius of Fluorine" Inorg. Chem. 31, 1960 (1992).

  5. R.J. Gillespie and D. A. Humphreys "Descriptive Chemistry in the General Chemistry Course" J. Chem. Educ. 70, 528 (1993)

  6. R. J. Gillespie, D. A. Humphreys, E. A. Robinson and D. R. Eaton, "Atoms, Molecules and Reactions: An Introduction to Chemistry" Prentice Hall (1994) pp. 747

  7. R. J. Gillespie, I. Bytheway, R. S. Dewitte and R. F. W. Bader, "Trigonal Bipyramidal and Related Molecules of the Main Group Elements: An Investigation of Apparent Exceptions to the VSEPR Model through the Analysis of the Laplacian of the Electron Density" Inorg. Chem., 33 211 (1994)

  8. R. J. Gillespie , "The Changing Roles of Descriptive Chemistry", J. Chem. Educ. 71, 665 (1994)

  9. R. J. Gillespie and E. A. Robinson, "Hypervalence and the Octet Rule" Inorg.Chem. 34, 978 (1995)

  10. R.J. Gllespie, I. Bytheway, T-H Tang and R.F.W. Bader "Core Polarizability and the Geometry of the Calcium Difiuoride Molecule" Inorg. Chem., 34, 2407, (1995)

  11. R. J. Gillespie and E. A. Robinson "Electron Domains and the VSEPR Model of Molecular Geometry" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed Eng. 33, 495, (1996)

  12. R. J. Gillespie, J. N. Spencer and R. S. Moog " Demystifying Introductory Chemistry: 1. Electron Configurations without Quantum Numbers" J. Chem. Ed. 73, 617 (1996)

  13. R. J. Gillespie, J. N. Spencer and R. S. Moog " Demystifying Introductory Chemistry. 2 Bonding and Molecular Geometry without Orbitals" J. Chem. Ed. 73, 622 (1996)

  14. R. J. Gillespie, J. N. Spencer and R. S. Moog " Demystifying Introductory Chemistry. 3 Ionization Energies, Electronegativities, Polar Bonds and Partial Charges" J. Chem. Ed. 73, (1996)

  15. R. J. Gillespie, J. N. Spencer and R. S. Moog " Demystifying Introductory Chemistry: 4 An Approach to Reaction Thermodynamics through Enthalpies, Entropies and Free Energies of Atomization " J. Chem. Ed. 73, (1996)

  16. R. J. Gllespie, S. A. Johnson, T-H Tang and R. F. W. Bader "Geometry of the Fluorides, Oxofluorides, Hydrides and Methanides of Vanadium (V), Chromium (V1) and Molybdenum (V1); Understanding the Geometry of some non VSEPR Molecules in Terms of Core Distortion." Inorg. Chem. 35, 3954 (1996)

  17. R. J. Gillespie "Bonding without Orbitals" Education in Chemistry, 103 (1996)

  18. I. Bytheway, P. L. A. Popelier and R. J. Gillespie "Topological Studies of some Group 2 Metallocenes, Can. J. Chem. 74, 1059, 1996

  19. E. A. Robinson, S. A. Johnson, T-H Tang and R. J. Gillespie, "A Reinterpretation of the Lengths of Bonds to Fluorine in Terms of an Almost Ionic Model" Inorg. Chem. 36, 3022 (1997)

  20. R. J. Gillespie and S. A. Johnson " A Study of Bond Angles and Bond Lengths in Disiloxane and Related Molecules in Terms of the Topology of the Electron Density and its Laplacian" Inorg. Chem. 36, 3031, (1997)

  21. R. J. Gillespie "Reforming the General Chemistry Textbook" J. Chem. Educ. 74. 485 (1997)

  22. R. J. Gillespie "The Great Ideas of Chemistry" J. Chem. Educ. 74, 862 (1997)

  23. R. J. Gillespie, D. Bayles, J. Platts, G. L. Heard, and R. F. W. Bader "The Lennard-Jones Function: A Quantitative Description of the Spatial Correlation of Electrons as Determined by the Exclusion Principle" J. Chem. Phys. 102, 3407 (1998)

  24. R. F. W. Bader, R. J. Gillespie and F. Martin "Core Distortions in Metal Atoms and the Use of Effective Core Potentials " Chem. Phys. Let. 290, 488 (1998)

  25. R. J. Gillespie "The Physical Basis of the VSEPR Model" Structural Chem. 9, 73, (1998)

  26. R. J. Gillespie "Covalent and Ionic Molecules: Why are BeF2 and AlF3 high melting point solids whereas BF3 and SiF4, are gases?" J. Chem. Educ. 75, 923 (1998)

  27. R. J. Gillespie, I. Bytheway and E. A. Robinson "Bond Lengths and Bond Angles in Oxo, Hydroxo, and Alkoxo Molecules of Be, B and C: A Close-Packed Nearly Ionic Model" Inorg. Chem. 37, 2811, (1998)

  28. R. J. Gillespie and E. A. Robinson, " Molecular Geometry of "Ionic" Molecules: A Ligand Close Packing Model " Adv. Mol. Struct. Res. 4, 1, 1998

  29. R.J. Gillespie, E.A.Robinson, and G. L. Heard, "Bonding and Geometry of OCF3-, ONF3- and Related molecules in Terms of the Ligand Close Packing Model" lnorg. Chem. 37, 6884, (1998)

  30. E. A. Robinson, G. L. Heard, and R. J. Gillespie, "The Importance of Ligand-ligand Interactions in Determining Molecular Geometry: The Ligand Close Packing Model" J. Mol Struct. 485-486, 305, (1999)

  31. R. W. Alder, P. R. Allen, D. Hynk, D. W. H. Rankin, H. E. Robertson, B. A. Smart, R. J. Gillespie and I. Bytheway, J. Org. Chem. 64, 4226, (1999)

  32. R.J.Gillespie, G.L. Heard and B. Rowsell, "Ligand Close-Packing and the Lewis Acidities of BF3 and BCl3. " Inorg. Chem. 38, 4659, 1999

  33. G. L. Heard, R. J. Gillespie, and D.W.H. Rankin, " Ligand Close Packing and the Geometries of A(XY)4, and Related Molecules, J. Mol. Struct, 520, 237, (2000)

  34. R. J. Gillespie, "Improving our Understanding of Molecular Geometry and the VSEPR Model through the LCP Model and the Analysis of Electron Density Distributions," Coordination Chemistry Reviews. 197, 51, (2000)

R.J. Gillespie Research Group
Chemistry Faculty
Department of Chemistry

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