The Multiplicative Version of the Wiener Index

Ivan Gutman, Wolfgang Linert, István Lukovits, Željko Tomović

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The classical Wiener index, W(G), is equal to the sum of the distances between all pairs of vertexes of a (molecular) graph, G. We now consider a related topological index, π(G), equal to the product of distances between all pairs of vertexes of G. The basic properties of the π index are established and its possible physicochemical applications examined. In the case of alkanes, π and W are highly correlated; a slightly curvilinear correlation exists between ln π and W.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-116
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Chemical Information and Computer Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics

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