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The Lennard-Jones lecture. The continuing importance of electrostatics in chemistry

Abstract

The use of classical electrostatics in the formulation of useful theorems in quantum-molecular science is illustrated. Insights into the role of penetration into a charge cloud are found to be essential to an understanding of the molecular electrostatic potential. Improved appreciation of the charge distribution around an atom in a molecule results from a fitting of the electric field. The need for charges situated off the nucleus in models of lone-pair atoms is urged. The electrostatic component in intermolecular forces is expressed in simplified form and used to predict solubilities in water.

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Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/F29898500251
Citation: J. Chem. Soc., Faraday Trans. 2, 1989,85, 251-260
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    The Lennard-Jones lecture. The continuing importance of electrostatics in chemistry

    G. G. Hall, J. Chem. Soc., Faraday Trans. 2, 1989, 85, 251
    DOI: 10.1039/F29898500251

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