Molecular Orbital Methods and Polyatomic Molecules

  • Norman H. March
  • Joseph F. Mucci


In the previous chapter we were largely concerned with those properties of molecules that are associated with their rotational and vibrational degrees of freedom. In the present chapter, we again take up electronic structure, discussed earlier in Chapter 2 for diatomic molecules and in Chapter 4 via electron density theory. Though polyatomic molecules were embraced by the electron density treatment, it is still of importance to describe orbital theories of such molecules, which is the main purpose of the present chapter.


Bond Order Polyatomic Molecule Band System Hybrid Orbital Molecular Orbital Method 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Norman H. March
    • 1
  • Joseph F. Mucci
    • 2
  1. 1.Oxford UniversityOxfordEngland
  2. 2.Vassar CollegePoughkeepsieUSA

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