Conformation and Electronic Structure of Polyatomic Molecules

  • Norman H. March
Part of the Physics of Solids and Liquids book series (PSLI)


The focus of this chapter will be the geometry and the electronic structure of polyatomic molecules outside metal surfaces. The essential new feature here is obviously molecular conformation. Does benzene remain planar hexagonal on a particular face of tungsten? Is the water H—O—H angle changed from its free-space value when chemisorbed on ruthenium?(82) How does ethene behave on noble and transition metals? (83)


Metal Surface Lone Pair Polyatomic Molecule Adsorbed Ethene Chemisorption Energy 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Norman H. March
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  1. 1.University of OxfordOxfordEngland

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