# Homework 5 (Due 6/29/16 @ 10:00 a.m.)

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## Q1

A basis set is a set of functions used to create the molecular orbitals,which are expanded as a linear combination with coefficients to be determined. Apply the following questions to the three types of basis discussed in class and readings (atomic orbitals, Staler Type Orbitals and Gaussian orbitals):

1. Provide the generic formula for each class.
2. Provide one example of each class.
3. What is the detractions and limitations of using each basis set in calculations (be specific)

## Q2

What are the differences and similarities of the spatial part of the above three basis class?

## Q3

What is the $$\zeta$$ term in these basis sets and why does it exist?

## Q4

What matters most, the specific basis set used or the resulting solutions (e.g., wavefunction and energies) from the calculation and why?