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Abstract Volume 4 Issue 2 (1999) pp 40-43

Atomic Variational Calculations: Hydrogen to Boron

Frank Rioux

Department of Chemistry, St. Johnís University, College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN 56374

Published online: 2 April 1999

Abstract. Relatively simple quantum mechanical calculations are described for atoms and ions up to boron. The calculations employ scaled hydrogenic orbitals and can be completed with or without the aid of a computer. Given the simplicity of the trial wave functions the agreement with experiment is satisfactory.

Key Words:  In the Classroom; physical chemistry; quantum chemistry; computational chemistry; theoretical chemistry

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Issue date: April 2, 1999

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