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Issue 35, 2019
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Electron-pair bonding in real space. Is the charge-shift family supported?

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Abstract

Charge-shift bonding (CSB) has been introduced as a distinct third family of electron-pair links that adds to the covalent and ionic tradition. However, the full battery of orbital invariant tools provided by modern real space artillery shows that it is difficult to find CSB signatures outside the original valence-bond framework in which CSB was developed. The CSB concept should therefore be further investigated.

Graphical abstract: Electron-pair bonding in real space. Is the charge-shift family supported?

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The article was received on 15 Mar 2019, accepted on 09 Apr 2019 and first published on 09 Apr 2019


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C9CC02123J
Chem. Commun., 2019,55, 5071-5074

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    Electron-pair bonding in real space. Is the charge-shift family supported?

    J. L. Casals-Sainz, F. Jiménez-Grávalos, E. Francisco and A. Martín Pendás, Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 5071
    DOI: 10.1039/C9CC02123J

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