, Volume 4, Issue 5, pp 40–51 | Cite as

Electrostatics in chemistry

2. Electrostatic potentials of atoms, ions and molecules
  • Shridhar R. Gadre
  • Pravin K. Bhadane
Series Article


Electrostatic Potential (ESP) generated by a chemical species is widely used as a tool for exploring its properties and locating potential sites for interaction with other moieties. In this article, the features of ESPs of atoms, ions and molecules are discussed.


Electrostatic Potential Schr6dinger Equation Fermi Theory Molecular Anion Gravitational Case 
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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shridhar R. Gadre
    • 1
  • Pravin K. Bhadane
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of PunePuneIndia

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