Theoretica chimica acta

, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 158–161 | Cite as

Nonempirical SCF-LCAO-MO calculations for (CH)+

  • N. C. Baird
  • D. Lemaire


Nonempirical molecular orbital calculations, using a minimal basis set of Slater-type atomic orbitals, are reported for the ground state of the (CH)+ ion. The C-H bond length calculated using optimized exponents is in excellent agreement with the experimental value, whereas the distances predicted using the conventional “free atom” exponents are too large by up to 17%.


Free Atom Valence Orbital Mulliken Population Analysis Internuclear Separation Orbital Exponent 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. C. Baird
    • 1
  • D. Lemaire
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of Western OntarioLondonCanada

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