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Watching electrons make and break bonds

Since quantum mechanics is the most accurate way to describe chemical bonds, it is also the most accurate way to describe the making and breaking of bonds in chemical reactions. However, even with powerful computers, it is

Accounting for electron spin in user-friendly simulations of chemical reaction pathways

The electrons that swarm around the nuclei in atoms and molecules, not only carry electricity to our homes and offices, but also control how bonds are made and broken in chemical reactions. The challenge in describing this