Studies of bond lengths and angles and electron density distributions observed for earth materials and related molecules and those calculated with computational quantum chemical strategies have been a meeting place where experiment has engaged theory in advancing our understanding of bonded interactions. Not only have the calculations provided a physical basis for the proposal that the bond lengths and angles are governed in large part by short-ranged molecular-like forces, but they have also provided a connection between bond length, bond strength and the bond critical point properties of the electron density distributions. They have also provided a basis for Pauling’s...

First Page Preview

First page PDF preview
You do not currently have access to this article.