Campus Units

Chemistry

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

1999

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Chemical Education

Volume

76

Issue

3

First Page

428

Last Page

428

DOI

10.1021/ed076p428

Abstract

The generator orbital (GO) approach is a useful tool for teaching students how to visualize, pictorially, the MO's in a wide assortment of discrete organic, organometallic, metal complex, and cluster molecules possessing a variety of structures. We describe a novel and useful extension of this non-mathematical but honest learning concept to a timely and important class of molecules, namely, polymers. Two examples are treated by our pictorial method: one is s-bonded polyethylene and the other is p-conjugated polyacetylene.

Comments

Reprinted (adapted) with permission from J. Chem. Educ., 1999, 76 (3), p 428. Copyright 1999 American Chemical Society.

Copyright Owner

American Chemical Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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