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DFT, compared to ab initio quantum mechanics, is still being evaluated in terms of its overall reliability. This will be less so in the future as more DFT calculations accumulate. Molecular mechanics35 is a mathematical approach used for the prediction of molecular structure, energy, vibrational spectra, dipole moments, and other physical properties. 36"38 It is a routinely used calculational technique for the study of macromolecules and structures not amenable to quantum mechanics. Like all computer-based approaches, molecular mechanics is only a model, not necessarily a complete description of physical reality.

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