On Discriminativity of Vertex-degree-based Indices

Document Type : Research Paper


University of Kragujevac, Kragujevac, Serbia


A recently published paper [T. Došlić, this journal 3 (2012) 25-34] considers the Zagreb indices of benzenoid systems, and points out their low discriminativity. We show that analogous results hold for a variety of vertex-degree-based molecular structure descriptors that are being studied in contemporary mathematical chemistry. We also show that these results are straightforwardly obtained by using some identities, well known in the theory of benzenoid hydrocarbons.