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Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry


Contact Information:

Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
(A.I.Virtasen aukio 1)
P.O. Box 55
FI-00014 University of Helsinki

Head of the Laboratory
Markku Leskelš
Phone: +358-2941 50195

Mrs. Raija Jussila
Phone: +358-2941 50197

Computational Chemistry


The evaluation, both qualitative and quantitative, of a chemical bond is essential in understanding chemistry. There are at least two well-based approaches to evaluate the nature of bonding. The first method is based upon electron density between the atoms. In the second method the energy in a bond is analyzed by quantum chemical methods. This method is now under study in this laboratory. The main target of the “Computational Chemistry” project is to study chemical bonds where the bonding seems to be ambiguous, aurophilicity being one of the research subjects.

These pages give a brief overview of the research activities. For more details, please see the latest annual report of the Department of Chemistry or contact the Head of the Laboratory.