Quantum-Mechanical Analysis of the MO Method and VB Method from the Position of PQS

9 Pages Posted: 9 Nov 2017 Last revised: 31 Dec 2018

Date Written: April 5, 2017

Abstract

The MO method and the VB method are analyzed using the principle of quantum superposition (PQS) and the method of describing a quantum system consisting of several parts. It is shown that the main assumption of the molecular orbitals method (namely, that the molecular orbital can be represented like a linear combination of overlapping atomic orbitals) enters into an insurmountable contradiction with the principle of quantum superposition. It is also shown that the description of a quantum system consisting of several parts (adopted in quantum mechanics) actually prohibits ascribe in VB method to members of equation corresponding canonical structures.

Keywords: The Method of Molecular Orbitals, Linear Combination of Atomic Orbitals, Valence Bonds Method, The Principle of Quantum Superposition, Quantum Mechanics, The Superposition of Wave Functions.

Suggested Citation

Bezverkhniy, Volodymyr and Bezverkhniy, Vitaliy, Quantum-Mechanical Analysis of the MO Method and VB Method from the Position of PQS (April 5, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3066398 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3066398

Volodymyr Bezverkhniy (Contact Author)

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Vitaliy Bezverkhniy

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