Role of frontier orbitals in chemical reactions.

  title={Role of frontier orbitals in chemical reactions.},
  author={Ken-ichi Fukui},
  volume={218 4574},
  • K. Fukui
  • Published 19 November 1982
  • Chemistry
  • Science
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