THE EQUILIBRIUM INTERMOLECULAR POTENTIAL-MOLECULAR CLUSTERS AND CRYSTALS
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Publisher:Ohio State University
The correlation between molecular crystal geometries and current experimental data on gas phase molecular dimers and clusters show clear indications that the forces which determine crystal packing are closely related to the forces binding a free dimer. Use of known crystal structures in determining and predicting dimer and cluster geometries is presented. The origin of these forces is shown to be due to electron exchange terms in many cases. The failure of potential models which neglect these interactions is discussed for a variety of species.
Author Institution: Department of Chemistry, Harvard University