|Title||A Comprehensive Analysis in Terms of Molecule-Intrinsic, Quasi-Atomic Orbitals. III. The Covalent Bonding Structure of Urea|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||West, AC, Schmidt, M, Gordon, MS, Ruedenberg, K|
|Journal||Journal of Physical Chemistry A|
|Type of Article||Article|
The analysis of molecular electron density matrices in terms of quasi-atomic orbitals, which was developed in previous investigations, is quantitatively exemplified by a detailed application to the urea molecule. The analysis is found to identify strong and weak covalent bonding interactions as well as intramolecular charge transfers. It yields a qualitative as well as quantitative ab initio description of the bonding structure of this molecule, which raises questions regarding some traditional rationalizations.
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