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Clarification of notation 
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Oct2211, 05:38 PM

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I'm trying to decipher exactly what it means to say the following things:
(1) The ground electronic state of NO[itex]_2[/itex] is [itex]^{2}A_1[/itex]; (2) The ground electronic state of ClO[itex]_2[/itex] is [itex]^{2}B_1[/itex]; (3) The ground electronic state of O[itex]_2[/itex] is [itex]^{3}\Sigma^{}_g[/itex]. I really don't have a clue what these symbols are supposed to mean. Can someone please help? 


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Oct2311, 02:36 AM

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Have you checked http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molecular_term_symbol



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