University Chemistry ›› 2017, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (1): 62-63.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201606017

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The Coupling of Angular Momenta and Atomic Terms

Lan CHEN,Hong-Wei SUN*,Cheng-Ming LAI   

  • Published:2017-01-13
  • Contact: Hong-Wei SUN


In this paper, we discuss the coupling of two angular momenta according to the quantum mechanical rules. The method for deriving atomic terms from a given electron configuration has been analyzed based on the conservation of angular momentum.

Key words: Structural chemistry, Coupling of angular momenta, Atomic terms


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