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Electronic Structure of Atoms and Molecules

Abstract

Everything that counts in chemistry is related to the electronic structure of atoms and molecules. The formation of molecules from atoms, their behavior, and their reactivity all depend on electronic structure. What is the role of symmetry in all this? In regard to various aspects of the electronic structure, symmetry can tell us a good deal; why certain bonds can form and others cannot, why certain electronic transitions are allowed and others are not, and why certain chemical reactions occur and others do not. Our discussion of these points is based primarily on some monographs listed in the references[6-1][6-7].

Keywords

Wave Function Molecular Orbital Irreducible Representation Point Group Electronic Wave Function 
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