THE ELECTRONIC THEORY OF NON-CUBO SYMMETRIC INORGANIC COMPOUNDS
Creators:Liehr, Andrew D.
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Publisher:Ohio State University
“Although much effort has been expended of late on the elucidation of the electronic properties of cubo-symmetric inorganic compounds, relatively little effort has been exerted to obtain a similar elucidation of non-cubo symmetric compounds. With the exception of a few isolated instances, most attempts to rationalize the spectral and magnetic properties of inorganic chemicals of less than cubic curythmy have been of a perturbational nature. Despite the fact that practical experience, both experimental and theoretical, gives ample evidence that such a perturbational approach is far from satisfactory, this approach continues to enjoy an unprecedented popularity. It is the purpose of this talk to point out the concomitant dangers inherent in simplified perturbational treatments of this kind, to indicate the proper methods of treatment presently available, to emphasize the quantitative inadequacy and limitations of these methods, and to hopefully set forth guide posts for future progress and advance. Examples will be given to illustrate till points: These examples will be chosen from the realms of both organic chemistry and inorganic chemistry, transition metal chemistry and non-transition metal chemistry, and will be specifically selected to underscore the main points of the discussion. It is fervently hoped that the arguments developed and the examples displayed will he of some use to those currently engaged in research into the electronic theory of molecules and solids.”
Author Institution: Mellon Institute
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