ground state

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.G02704
The state of lowest @G02629@ of a system.
See also:
excited state
Source:
PAC, 1994, 66, 1077. (Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 1118 [Terms] [Paper]
See also:
Orange Book, 2nd ed., p. 227 [Terms]
PAC, 1996, 68, 2223. (Glossary of terms used in photochemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 2245 [Terms] [Paper]