Queen Mary, University of London
An Introduction to Molecular Orbital Theory
What should you know already ?
All we have to do is solve the Schrödinger Equation
Simplification 1 (Born - Oppenheimer Approximation)
The Variational Principle
Bonding in HX Molecules
Appendix 1 : Minimization of the Expression for the Orbital Energy
Appendix 2 : Determinants and Simultaneous Equations
Appendix 3 : Normalisation of MOs and Electron Density Distribution
Authorship : This material was prepared by Dr Roger Nix, whilst working at Queen Mary, University of London.
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