Molecular-orbital and empirical-potential descriptions of CaCO3

Dennis J. Thackeray, Paul D. Siders

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The molecular-orbital picture of bonding in the calcium carbonate monomer is reviewed. Energies and geometries predicted by empirical potentials are compared to results of molecular-orbital calculations. An empirical potential is presented that allows charge redistribution and bonding changes within the carbonate ion in response to the position of calcium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2653-2661
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society - Faraday Transactions
Issue number18
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998


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