Atomic Variational Calculations: Hydrogen to Boron


Relatively simple quantum mechanical calculations are described for atoms and ions up to boron. The calculations employ scaled hydrogenic orbitals and can be completed with or without the aid of a computer. Given the simplicity of the trial wave functions the agreement with experiment is satisfactory.

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Correspondence to Frank Rioux.

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Rioux, F. Atomic Variational Calculations: Hydrogen to Boron. Chem. Educator 4, 40–43 (1999).

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