The relativistic correction to the excitation energy of formaldehyde

Philip Phillips, Ernest R. Davidson

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First-order perturbation theory for the mass-velocity, Darwin, and magnetic corrections was used with a non-relativistic wavefunction to calculate relativistic contributions to the ground and 3A2, 3A', 3A1,2B2, and 2B1 excited states of Corrections to the excitation energy were found to be in the range of 30-80 cm-1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)230-233
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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