Maximum overlap method and the bond strength

Frank Liu Liu Fan, Chang‐Guo ‐G Zhan

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According to the maximum overlap method and the concept that the overlap integral may be used as an indicator of bond strength, a further discussion of bond strength F, an universal formula of F, and the correlation between the bond strength discussed here and that defined by Pauling have been given in this paper. For the type of molecule MLk, under the approximations of k = 2 and using the projection method of the angular part of bond orbitals, the same results as those derived by Pauling can be obtained from the universal formula. From the same formula, two more equations containing g and h atomic orbitals have been derived.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Quantum Chemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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