The Quantum Mechanical Basis of Conceptual Chemistry

@article{Bader2005TheQM,
  title={The Quantum Mechanical Basis of Conceptual Chemistry},
  author={R. Bader},
  journal={Monatshefte f{\"u}r Chemie / Chemical Monthly},
  year={2005},
  volume={136},
  pages={819-854}
}
  • R. Bader
  • Published 2005
  • Physics
  • Monatshefte für Chemie / Chemical Monthly
  • Summary.An experimentalist approaching theory for an understanding of conceptual chemistry that can be related to measurable properties, focuses on the electron density distribution. One finds in the topology of the electron density the definition of an atom, of the bonding between atoms, and of the boundary condition for the extension of quantum mechanics to an open system – to an atom in a molecule. This paper describes this approach, as it evolved from the failure of existing models to a… CONTINUE READING
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