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Published December 15, 1985 | Published
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Extension of the statistical theory of resonating valence bonds to hyperelectronic metals


The statistical treatment of resonating covalent bonds in metals, previously applied to hypoelectronic metals, is extended to hyperelectronic metals and to metals with two kinds of bonds. The theory leads to half-integral values of the valence for hyperelectronic metallic elements.

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© 1985 by the National Academy of Sciences. Contributed by Linus Pauling, August 8, 1985. We thank the Japan Shipbuilding Industry Foundation (Tokyo) for partial support of this research. The publication costs of this article were defrayed in part by page charge payment. This article must therefore be hereby marked "advertisement" in accordance with 18 U.S.C. §1734 solely to indicate this fact.

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