Introductory Remarks

  • Robert S. Mulliken
Conference paper
Part of the The IBM Research Symposia Series book series (IRSS)


Dr. Eschenfelder has so well described the origin and objectives of this symposium that I feel little is left to me at this initial session but to call on the speakers. However, I will take a little time to review some aspects of past history, plus a few pointers toward the future. (In this written account, I am taking the liberty of “extending” the brief remarks which I actually made).


Internuclear Distance Introductory Remark Molecular Orbital Theory Molecular Electronic Structure Molecular Wave Function 
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    Cf. A. Streitwieser, Jr., “Molecular Orbital Theory for Organic Chemists” (Wiley, 1961 ).Google Scholar
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    C. C. J. Roothaan, Rev. Mod. Phys. 23, 69 (1951).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    R. G. Parr in “The Quantum Theory of Molecular Electronic Structure” (W. A. Benjamin, 1963) gives a good account of developments through 1962, including selected reprints.Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert S. Mulliken
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  1. 1.University of ChicagoUSA

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