Advances in Chemical Physics: Structure & Properties of by J. Duchesne

By J. Duchesne

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The values of the n-electron charges calculated will be the result of a compromise between these effects. When the carbon atoms have a charge greater than one, they are negative, when it is less than one, positive. ( 3 ) Bond Order A T electron in a MO (26) is free to move over the whole conjugated part of the molecular skeleton, contributing to the different bonds. If we suppose i and j to be neighboring, the contributions cicjxixj will be appreciable and can be interpreted as giving the probability that the electron be simultaneously associated with both cores.

The static structural indices for atoms (q,, F,) and for bonds, p,,, are used. In the dynamic method, it is the stability of the hypothetical transitioncomplex that 44 J. I. FERNhNDEZ-ALONSO [CHAP. 1 is calculated. This method is more general-but more complexthan the first because it provides a unifying explanation, not only of the reactivities of different positionsin amolecule, but also of a whole series of conjugated molecules with respect to the three types of reaction. The dynamic method is divided, in turn, into the “localized method”, due t o m e l a n d , and the “ delocalization theory”.

The secular determinant or secular equation formed by the bracketed term of equation (27) must be solved: det IHm - ErsSrs I (31) Different approximations in its solution lead to the different grades of sophistication in the simple LCAO-MO theory. Recently Ruedenberg 109 completed a formal study of the one-electron theory applied to 7r electrons with, in his words, “ the help of such approximations as are realistic and bona jide justifiable”. (1) Hiickel Approximation (HMO)* The most drastic of all approximations, or zero order approximation, it was first employed by Huckel,49hence its name.

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