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Jannik Bjerrum's Later Life: Turning Toward Chemical Physics: Personal Recollections of a Grateful Student

Published inCoordination chemistry: a century of progress, Editors Kauffman, George B., p. 116-125
Presented at Denver, March28-April 2, 1993
PublisherWashington DC : American Chemical Society
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  • ACS Symposium Series; 565
Publication date1994
Abstract

An interest since 1934 in absorption spectra of copper(II) and nickel(II) complexes as "fingerprint" identification of each species in solution and the awakening awareness of new quantum physical interpretations of excited states (until 1956 by the fragile hypothesis of perturbation by the tiny nonspherical portion of the Madelung potential due to the surrounding electric charges) involved Jannik Bjerrum somewhat remotely during his later years in the (rapidly modifying) frame of "ligand field" theory and the Angular overlap Model elaborated by Claus Schaffer. After his retirement in 1979, Jannik returned to the old problem of very small formation constants and the relationships between collective properties in physical chemistry and in modern chemical physics.

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JOERGENSEN, Christian. Jannik Bjerrum’s Later Life: Turning Toward Chemical Physics: Personal Recollections of a Grateful Student. In: Coordination chemistry: a century of progress. Denver. Washington DC : American Chemical Society, 1994. p. 116–125. (ACS Symposium Series)
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