We use a recently proposed method to calculate the electric polarizabilities of the hydrogen molecule and the hydrogen molecular ion. We solve the first-order and second-order perturbation equations by variational procedures and we use the solution of the second-order perturbation equation to improve the results. Our results are 0.258 and 0.743 for the hydrogen molecular ion and 0.659 and 0.919 for the hydrogen molecule (in terms of 10-24 cm3). The errrors in the results are estimated to be less than 2%.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry