Valency and molecular structure

Gopinathan, M. S. ; Siddarth, Prabha ; Ravimohan, C. (1986) Valency and molecular structure Theoretical Chemistry Accounts, 70 (4). pp. 303-322. ISSN 1432-881X

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Valency is defined for each molecular orbital. The molecular orbital valency values are shown to be a good measure of the bonding nature of the molecular orbital. Comparisons are made with photoelectron spectral studies and Mulliken overlap population analysis. The variation of molecular valency and molecular orbital valency with bond angle is studied. It is found that for all the molecules presently considered, energy is linearly related to valency and that the molecular valency reaches a maximum at the equilibrium bond angle. It is also shown that the molecular orbital valency can serve as a quantitatively reliable ordinate for Mulliken-Walsh diagrams.

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Keywords:Molecular Orbital Valency; Bonding Nature; Mulliken; Walsh Diagrams
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