# Ab initio effective core potentials for molecular calculations. Potentials for K to Au including the outermost core orbitals

**P. Jeffrey Hay****Willard R. Wadt**

CiteWeb id: 19850000015

CiteWeb score: 10863

DOI: 10.1063/1.448975

Ab initio effective core potentials (ECP’s) have been generated to replace the innermost core electron for third‐row (K–Au), fourth‐row (Rb–Ag), and fifth‐row (Cs–Au) atoms. The outermost core orbitals—corresponding to the n s 2 n p 6 configuration for the three rows here—are not replaced by the ECP but are treated on an equal footing with the n d, (n+1)s and (n+1)p valence orbitals. These ECP’s have been derived for use in molecular calculations where these outer core orbitals need to be treated explicitly rather than to be replaced by an ECP. The ECP’s for the forth and fifth rows also incorporate the mass–velocity and Darwin relativistic effects into the potentials. Analytic fits to the potentials are presented for use in multicenter integral evaluation. Gaussian orbital valence basis sets are developed for the (3s, 3p, 3d, 4s, 4p), (4s, 4p, 4d, 5s, 5p), and (5s, 5p, 5d, 6s, 6p) ortibals of the three respective rows.

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