Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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What is the focus of theoretical chemistry?

Theoretical chemistry is a branch of chemistry that, as the name suggests, develops and applies theories to explain chemical observations and also to make predictions about things chemists cannot directly study by experiment. Theoretical chemists work on a wide variety of problems that cover pretty much all of the other branches of chemistry. Two of the major subfields within theoretical chemistry are electronic structure theory and molecular dynamics.


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