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By Remi Chauvin, Christine Lepetit, Bernard Silvi, Esmail Alikhani

This is the 1st edited quantity that includes very important frameworks, Hückel and quantum chemical topological analyses. The participants, which come with an array of teachers of overseas contrast, describe contemporary functions of such topological how you can a variety of fields and issues that offer the reader with the present cutting-edge and provides a flavour of the wide variety in their potentialities.

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A pivotal question is: can QTAIM and hence QCT extract a Lewis diagram from a given molecular wave function? A very recent study, published [70] in 2013, set out to answer precisely this question, and the AB answer is yes. It is possible by inspecting motives in calculated Vexch values, and AB this 2013 work systematically investigated Vexch values, for all atom-atom interactions in 31 small covalent molecules (including ions) and 3 van der Waals AB , complexes. A. Popelier AB Fig. 8 A ball-and-stick diagram of diborane, B2H6, endowed with numerical values of ÀVxc in kJmol−1.

It deals with the basic set-theoretic definitions and constructions used in topology, and thereby underpins the three other branches (differential, geometric and algebraic topology). 6 shows an example of a 2D dynamical system that has nothing to do with quantum mechanics but shows key features of QCT. The equations state how the time derivative (dot signifies d/dt) varies as a function of the position in (x, y) space, as a non-linear function of x and y. A particle at position (x, y) will travel Fig.

Is this really the fate of interpretative theoretical chemistry? Or should one strive for conceptual hygiene? Is chemistry really this 2 On Quantum Chemical Topology 25 hopelessly complicated universe preventing chemists to ever discover the right tools to give them solid insight in this universe? Interpretative methods urgently need to make predictions that are falsifiable: one method is wrong and the other is right. Or is asking for such binary resolution naïve? Or is calling for this binary clarity a step towards doing better science?

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