Wiener Indices and Molecular Surfaces

Ivan Gutman, Tamás Körtvelyesi

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A correlation between the Wiener index (W) and the molecular surface of the respective alkane is established for the first time. This correlation is curvilinear and not particularly good. W is only weakly correlated to molecular volume of saturated hydrocarbons and does not reflect at all their surface-to-volume ratio. By this a long-existing controversy concerning the physico-chemical interpretation of W is resolved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)669-671
Number of pages3
JournalZeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section A Journal of Physical Sciences
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - júl. 1 1995


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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