The Molecular Orbital Theory of Chemical Valency. III. Properties of Molecular Orbitals

G. G. Hall, John Lennard-Jones


The discussion of molecular orbitals and equivalent orbitals, given in previous papers, is carried a stage further. It is shown that certain molecular properties can be evaluated using either equivalent or molecular orbitals. On the other hand, a study of the changes produced by ionization demonstrates that molecular orbitals have a special significance and that certain energy parameters associated with them are closely related to ionization potentials. For the purpose of this discussion a perturbation theory is developed to deal with the changes produced in molecular systems when disturbed from their normal states.

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