Chemistry of excited electronic States.

@article{Armentrout1991ChemistryOE,
  title={Chemistry of excited electronic States.},
  author={Peter B Armentrout},
  journal={Science},
  year={1991},
  volume={251 4990},
  pages={175-9}
}
Atomic and molecular orbitals are among the tools used by chemists to view the world. The validity of this view for reaction systems can be experimentally probed by examination of the chemistry of electronically excited states and, in particular, by comparison of the reactivities of states having different orbital occupations (electron configurations). Reactivity changes associated with electron configuration are instructive with regard to chemists' views of molecular orbital interactions, but… CONTINUE READING