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PERSPECTIVES IN MOLECULAR STRUCTURE RESEARCH

Speaker:
Dr. Istvan Hargittai
Distinguished Visiting Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Budapest Technical University and Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Date:
Monday, February 24, 1997, 3:30 p.m.
Room 102, Mining & Minerals Resources Bldg.
University of Kentucky Main Campus

Abstract:
This is a chemistry seminar about the importance of molecular geometry, the potentials and limitations of accurate molecular structure determination with a brief introduction to gas-phase electron diffraction, the physical meaning of structural information from various techniques, proper comparison of experimental and computed structures, structural variations upon ligand substitution, intramolecular hydrogen bonding and its structural consequences in the rest of the molecule, gas/solid structural differences, and the challenge of supramolecular chemistry to molecular structure research. The talk will be illustrated by results from the speaker's Budapest research group.

The seminar is sponsored by the Center for Applied Energy Research.