Experimental Electron Densities and Chemical Bonding

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  • Prof. Dr. Philip Coppens

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    1. Chemistry Department, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York 14214 (USA)
    • Chemistry Department, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York 14214 (USA)
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Abstract

Some recent results of charge density analysis by X-ray and neutron diffraction are discussed. Problems that have been studied in a number of laboratories include the nature of single, double, and triple bonds, lone-pair hybridization, bonding in some metals, alloys, and organometallic compounds, and the derivation of physical properties from X-ray diffraction densities. At the present stage of development of methods studies of series of related compounds are feasible and expected to find widespread application.

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