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At the yankee Chemical Society assembly in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, usa, a symposium used to be geared up entitled, "Comparison of Ab Initio Quantum Chemistry with scan: State-of-the-Art." The purpose of the symposium used to be to collect leading edge experimen­ talists, who practice the kinds of fresh, penetrating experiments which are amenable to thorough theoretical research, with artistic theore­ ticians who've constructed excessive accuracy ab initio tools which are in a position to competing favorably with scan, to evaluate the present applicability of theoretical equipment in chemistry. Contributions from a lot of these audio system (see Appendix A) plus others chosen for his or her services within the topic are contained during this quantity. this sort of e-book is mainly well timed, considering the fact that with the new improve­ ment of recent, extra actual and robust ab initio equipment coupled with the phenomenal growth completed in computational gear, ab initio quantum chemistry is now usually capable of supply a 3rd voice to solve experimental discrepancies, support primarily within the interpre­ tation of experiments, and regularly, offer quantitatively exact effects for molecular homes that aren't on hand from experiment.

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Calculated CASSCF/CI potential curves for selected states of Y2. 39 THEORETICAL STUDIES OF TRANSITION METAL DIMERS Y2' The dominant configurations for the states considered here are: 1);+ 5s0 2 4dTf 2 4dTf 2 yu xu g g 5);- Ss02 5so l 4do l 4dTfl 4dTf 1 yu xu u u g g lfl Ss02 5s0 2 (4dTf 2 - 4dTf2 ) yu xu u g g 1);+ Ss02 5s0 2 4d0 2 u g g g The ~- state here is directly related to the 2 u and arises from the 5s 4d 1 1 5z:u state of SC 2 The long R atomic asymptote. 1);+ and lfl states arise from the 5s 24d l + 5s 24d l asymptote.

The 3s function arising from the d, as well as the 4p functions arising from the f functions were removed. In this work we use the CASSCF approach to perform the MCSCF calculations. Ideally one would like to include the nd, (n+l)s and (n+l)p orbitals in the active space to allow the formation of both the s-s bond and nd-nd bonds and to account for the (n+l)s to (n+l)p near degeneracy. More extensive correlation could then be included with a CI calculation. possible. However, even the CASSCF treatment is not always The first approximation we make is to remove the (n+l)p orbital from the active space, except for SC 2 and Y2 which arise from the (n+l)s2ndm + (n+l)sl ndm+l atomic limit.

Cotton and I. Shim, J. Amer. Chern. Soc. 104, 7025 (1982). P. Walch, to be published. P. L. Jaff, Chern. Phys. , 109, 206 (1984). 50 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. S. P. WALCH AND C. W. BAUSCHLICHER Jr. M. A. Goddard III, paper presented at the Sixth West Coast Theory Conference, Los Alamos, New Mexico, April 1984. The experimental atomic separations are taken from Ref. [16], while the orbital sizes are from numerical Hartree-Fock calculations.

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