A Pictorial Approach to Molecular Orbital Bonding in Polymers: Non-Mathematical but Honest

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1999
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Miller, Gordon
Verkade, John
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The generator orbital (GO) approach is a useful tool for teaching students how to visualize, pictorially, the MO's in a wide assortment of discrete organic, organometallic, metal complex, and cluster molecules possessing a variety of structures. We describe a novel and useful extension of this non-mathematical but honest learning concept to a timely and important class of molecules, namely, polymers. Two examples are treated by our pictorial method: one is s-bonded polyethylene and the other is p-conjugated polyacetylene.

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Reprinted (adapted) with permission from J. Chem. Educ., 1999, 76 (3), p 428. Copyright 1999 American Chemical Society.

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