atoms-in-molecules method

atoms-in-molecules method

[¦ad·əmz in ′mäl·ə‚kyülz ‚meth·əd]
(physical chemistry)
The description of the electronic structure of a molecule as a perturbation of the isolated states of its constituent atoms.
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