Date of Award

6-1979

Document Type

Union College Only

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Department

Chemistry

Language

English

Abstract

Molecular geometries of selected, small cyclic compounds were calculated using the semi-epirical, S.C.F. molecular orbital method MINDO/3. Calculated geometries are compared with experiemental values to determine MINDO/3's effectiveness. It is found that the method has several systematic deficiencies. In Particular, carbon-oxygen single bond distances are calculated to be too short.

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