Since the nature of atoms is described by quantum mechanics and since chemistry deals with bound states of atoms – molecules – it is ultimately based on quantum physics, but typically the detailed quantum mechanical processes are heavily coarse-grained to effective laws of chemistry. In contrast to this quantum chemistry studies chemical effects explicitly with more of the detailed quantum mechanics underlying them taken into account. For example, quantum mechanics may be used to explain the periodic table of chemical elements through the occupation of their electron shells (Feynman63).
Wikipedia, Quantum chemistry
Richard Feynman, The Feynman Lectures on Physics, vol III, Chapter 19, Lectures
In relation to nontrivial topology (knot-structure) of molecules:
Nils Baas, Nadrian Seeman, On the chemical synthesis of new topological structures, J Math Chem (2012) 50: 220 (doi:10.1007/s10910-011-9907-3)
Nils Baas, Nadrian Seeman, Andrew Stacey, Synthesising Topological Links, J Math Chem. 2015 Jan; 53(1): 183–199 (doi:10.1007\%2Fs10910-014-0420-3)
In relation to topological phases of matter:
Application of tensor networks (specifically tree tensor networks) in quantum chemistry:
Naoki Nakatani, Garnet Kin-Lic Chan, Efficient Tree Tensor Network States (TTNS) for Quantum Chemistry: Generalizations of the Density Matrix Renormalization Group Algorithm, J. Chem. Phys. 138, 134113 (2013) (arXiv:1302.2298)
Klaas Gunst, Frank Verstraete, Sebastian Wouters, Örs Legeza, Dimitri Van Neck, T3NS: three-legged tree tensor network states, Chem. Theory Comput. 2018, 14, 4, 2026-2033 (arXiv:1801.09998)
Henrik R. Larsson, Computing vibrational eigenstates with tree tensor network states (TTNS), J. Chem. Phys. 151, 204102 (2019) (arXiv:1909.13831)
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