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Theoretica Chimica Acta
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A comparison of different contractions for molecular calculations with gaussian-type functions

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The effect of various possible contractions of a gaussian basis set is investigated for atomic and molecular calculations. The gaussian basis set used consists of 11 s-type functions and 7 p-type functions. Atomic calculations for the atoms Li to F are reported with fourteen different contractions of the s orbitals. The effect of the same contractions has also been investigated for molecular calculations of LiH, BH, CH2, NH2-, H2O, and FH, together with the effect of the contraction for the p orbitals and for the s orbitals of the hydrogen atom. It is shown that the contraction in itself does not affect seriously the quality of a molecular calculation, but that a wrong choice of the contraction can produce a poor result. © 1968 Springer-Verlag.

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01 Jan 1968

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Theoretica Chimica Acta

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