Density Functional Density functional models typically provide results of a quality comparable to conventional correlated models such as MP2, but at a cost only slightly greater than that of Hartree-Fock models. As such, they are particularly useful for high-quality structure, energy and property calculations, including calculations on transition-metal inorganic and organometallic compounds.

Local density models and BP, BLYP, EDF1, EDF2, and B3LYP models are supported with the same basis sets and pseudopotentials as available for Hartree-Fock models. The non-empirical GGA functional PBE has been implemented. Five Minnesota hybrid meta-GGA functionals from Zhao and Truhlar have also been implemented, in particular, M05, M05-2X, M06, M06-2X, and M06-HF; and the local meta-GGA from that group, namely M06-L, is also available. Additionally, a wider range of functionals is available as calculation options with the ability to specify model and percentages for exchange and correlation (these include Slater-Dirac), Vokso-Wilk-Nusair, Perdew-Zunger, Wigner, Becke88, Gill96, Gilbert-Gill99, Lee-Yang-Parr, Perdew86, GGA91, BMK, EDF1 and EDF2).

MP2 is perhaps the simplest model to take reasonable account of electron correlation, and generally provides accurate descriptions of equilibrium structure, conformation and energetics of a variety of chemical reactions, including reactions where chemical bonds are broken. MP methods are supported for the same basis sets and pseudopotentials available for Hartree-Fock and density functional models.

The RI-MP2 model, providing nearly identical results to MP2 but with significant performance improvements: energy calculations an order of magnitude faster and structure calculations a factor of 3 times faster than conventional MP2.

MP3 and MP4 models are available for single-point energy calculations only, as is a fast localized orbital variant of MP2. The same basis sets and pseudopotentials supported for Hartree-Fock are available.

  Thermochemical Recipes Several recipes for obtaining highly accurate heats of formation are available, including the T1 recipe that provides results within 2 kJ/mol of the (also available) G3(MP2) approach, but with performance several orders of magnitude faster than G3(MP2). Additional recipes include G2, G3.
  Advanced Correlated A number of high-order correlated models are available for energy calculations only. These include CCSD, CCSD(T), OD, OD(T), QCISD, QCISD(T), QCCD, and QCCD(T) models, with the same basis sets and pseudopotentials available for Hartree-Fock, density functional and Møller-Plesset calculations.
  Excited-State Methods Calculations on excited states may be performed using CIS, CIS(D), RI-CIS(D) and TDDFT models in addition to the entire range of density functional models. The same basis sets and pseudopotentials supported for ground-state calculations are available.