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The Theory of Intermolecular Forces

Anthony Stone


The theory of intermolecular forces has advanced very greatly in the last few decades. Simple empirical models are no longer adequate to account for the detailed and accurate experimental measurements that are now available, or to predict properties such as the structures of molecular crystals reliably. At the same time computational methods for calculating intermolecular forces have improved enormously, so that it is possible to construct much more accurate intermolecular potential energy functions for much larger systems than was possible twenty years ago. The Theory of Intermolecular Forces ... More

Keywords: intermolecular forces, potential energy surfaces, multipole moments, intermolecular perturbation theory, ab initio methods

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199672394
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672394.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anthony Stone, author
Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Chemistry, University of Cambridge