Study of ground state and some low-lying excited states of formaldehyde molecule by CNDO/VN-1 method

E. I. Cheglokov, A. F. Terpugova, B. F. Samsonov, V. A. Kilin

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The semiempirical CNDO/VN-1 method presented for calculating the excited states of molecules permits both the ground state and excited states to be considered with one parametrization. The equilibrium geometry is calculated for the ground state1A1 and excited states3A2,1A2, and3A1 of the formaldehyde molecule. The results of calculation are in good agreement with experimental data. The frequencies of electronic transitions are calculated for radiation and absorption.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)726-730
Number of pages5
JournalSoviet Physics Journal
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1978


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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