We present here an approach for determining the Hamiltonian of polyatomic molecules that allows one to successfully solve the problem of potential energy surface (PES) determination via construction and diagonalization of a Hamiltonian matrix of large dimension. In the suggested approach, the Hamiltonian is very simple and can be used both for any "normal" polyatomic molecule and for any isotopic species of a molecule. Molecules with two to four equivalent X-Y bonds are considered, and for illustration of the efficiency of the suggested approach, numerical calculations are made for the three-atomic (hydrogen sulfide) and four-atomic (formaldehyde) molecules.
- Force constants
- Hydrogen sulfide
- Intramolecular potential function
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry