Mathematical Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society

Research Article

Note on the method of molecular orbitals

C. A. Coulsona1 and G. S. Rushbrookea1

a1 University College Dundee

It is shown that the usual molecular orbital treatment for the mobile electrons in unsaturated hydrocarbon molecules is not always satisfactory, since it does not yield a self-consistent field. The conditions under which the field is self-consistent are analysed, and are shown to be satisfied in many cases.

(Received November 03 1939)