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Molecular Orbitals of the Hydrated Hydroxide Ion (HO--H2O)

H3O2 molecular orbitals

 

The molecular orbitals were calculated using the Restricted Hartree-Fock wave function (RHF) using the 6-31G** basis set. The calculated energies are in eV. There is clearly more molecular orbital overlap between the molecules than in the water dimer, indicating the stronger hydrogen bonding.

 

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