Journal of Chemical Sciences

, Volume 117, Issue 5, pp 369-377

First online:

Chemical hardness and density functional theory

  • Ralph G. PearsonAffiliated withChemistry Department, University of California

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The concept of chemical hardness is reviewed from a personal point of view.


Hardness softness hard & soft acids bases (HSAB) principle of maximum hardness (PMH) density functional theory (DFT)