Nearly 100 years ago G. N. Lewis proposed a radical theory of the covalent chemical bond based on electron pairs. Since that time, theoretical chemists have dramatically expanded our understanding of the chemical bond in its many varied forms. During the past half century, computational studies have added many new quantitative insights into the nature of the chemical bond. This special issue of the Journal of Chemical Physics, with two important Perspective articles, highlights the advances that have been made in our understanding of the chemical bond in the ground and excited states of molecules.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Nature of the Chemical Bond
- Analysis of Chemical Bonding
- Ground and Excited Electronic States of Molecules
- Electron Correlation and Chemical Bonds
Thom H. Dunning Jr., University of Washington, WA, USA
Mark S. Gordon, Iowa State University, IA, USA
Sotiris S. Xantheas, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, WA, USA
Todd Martinez, Stanford University
Angelos Michaelides, University of Cambridge
David Sherrill, Georgia Institute of Technology, GA, USA
Please note that papers will be published as normal when they are ready in a regular issue of the journal and will populate on a virtual collection page within a few days of publication. Inclusion in the collection will not cause delay in publication.
How to submit:
- Please submit through the online submission system.
- Under manuscript type → select Article or Communication, as appropriate.
- Under manuscript information → Title/Abstract → select “Invited Submission: No”.
- Under manuscript information → Manuscript classification → select Special Topic: “Nature of the Chemical Bond”