Date Thesis Awarded


Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelors of Science (BS)




Stephen K. Knudson

Committee Member

Christopher J. Abelt

Committee Member

Joshua Erlich

Committee Member

John C. Poutsma


One electron densities are a convenient way to study the behavior of a single electron in a multi-electron compound. The critical points within those densities can be investigated in order to deduce information about bonding and the character of a given electronic state. The system under investigation here is molecular hydrogen (H2). The one electron densities and subsequent critical points will be studied for the first three 1Σ+g electronic states. The results of those calculations will be presented and discussed. These results should give insight into how the orbital character of each electronic state might change over a given range of internuclear distances.

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Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.