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What does B3LYP do well? What does it do badly?

B3LYP is still a decent functional at its level of theory (single-hybrid functional), but you're right that there's a general criticism of it, which I largely hear in the form of people saying things ...
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What does B3LYP do well? What does it do badly?

I think this review¹ by Head-Gordon is a useful supplement to Nike's answer. Its combines a review of functional development, a benchmarking of various functionals, and an explanation of the design ...
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What does B3LYP do well? What does it do badly?

I don't have too much to add to the answers of Nike Dattani and Tyberius, but I think the crux is that its capabilities have been historically overestimated. One particular failing of B3LYP is that it ...
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How to model heterogeneous catalysis?

I did some work during my rotation in the Brooks group on surfaces that could act as abiogenesis sources (self-sustaining chemical reactions that become living organisms). Key considerations for ...
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How to model heterogeneous catalysis?

To add some further information to Raz's answer, it is also possible to talk about the nanoparticle case. With computing power getting stronger and codes becoming more efficient it is becoming more ...
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