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Clarification of notation

  1. Oct 22, 2011 #1
    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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  3. Oct 23, 2011 #2


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