An arrangement allowed by the laws of quantum mechanics of electrons within an atom, molecule (or system of molecules).
Source: PAC, 1999, 71, 1919. (Glossary of terms used in theoretical organic chemistry) on page 1937 [Terms] [Paper]
Citation: 'electronic state' in IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 3rd ed. International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry; 2006. Online version 3.0.1, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.ET07026 RISBibTexEndNote