An electronically excited complex of definite stoichiometry
' in the ground state
. For example, a complex formed by the interaction of an excited molecular entity
with a ground state
counterpart of a different structure.
PAC, 1994, 66, 1077
(Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994))
on page 1114
PAC, 1996, 68, 2223
(Glossary of terms used in photochemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1996))
on page 2241
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