Visualizing The Molecular Wave Function 
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Eamonn F. Healy is a professor of chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas, where his research focuses on the design of structure-activity probes to elucidate enzymatic activity.

                       

Visualizing The Molecular Wave Function 

The idea of molecular structure is fundamental to our understanding of chemistry. While the familiar ball-and-stick model is both concrete and appealing in its simplicity, it is also limiting, or worse misleading, in terms of explanatory value. The notion of the chemical bond as simply a line, or a rod, connecting two atomic symbols, or physical atoms, is one such misleading consequence. The structure of a given compound is most often determined by x-ray crystallography, where the scattering of photons...

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