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Abstract Volume 10 Issue 1 (2005) pp 22-23

Visualizing Hydrogen’s Valence-Bond Functions

Carl W. David

Department of Chemistry University of Connecticut Storrs, Connecticut 06269-3060, Carl.David@uconn.edu
Received February 18, 2004. Accepted October 31, 2004.

Published online: 19 January 2005

Abstract. Because the dominance of molecular orbital theory is at least partially due to its visually appealing nature, schemes for drawing and visualizing valence-bond functions are presented and discussed.

Key Words: In the Classroom; physical chemistry; quantum mechanics

(*) Corresponding author. (E-mail: Carl.David@uconn.edu)

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Issue date: February 1, 2005

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