I am a 10+1 student, currently preparing for JEE. It requires me to prepare for Maths, Physics and Chemistry. I particularly enjoy logic related subjects and application, so I find maths and physics enjoyable, however, I am troubled by the way chemistry currently exists (or is taught to an high schooler).
From my current understanding of parts of concepts of Chemical Bonding (Ionic bonds, VSEPR Theory, Molecular Orbital Theory, ...), I understand that bonds are formed on the basis of approach of atoms, achieving lower potential energy, and thus more stability. But from the POV of solving problems, we are expected to learn rules, most of which come with a variety of exceptions. Also, my teachers have told me that all of these are theories, and match the real results to a fairly good extent.
I hope the intro wasn't too long, and here I come to my main question. If I haven't bored you till here, here is my question:-
If chemistry is mainly related to achieving lower potential energy on account of various forces, why can't we simulate all of chemistry?
To elaborate, being a computer sciences enthusiast, I wondered why we can't/don't have perfect knowledge about how things work on an atomic level. My solution/thoughts were that we could have an AI model which is trained and simulates approach of charged entities, achieving stability, then slowly formation of atoms, then molecules by making the model have atoms approach each other, in various conditions; all of this done while scripting the physics laws mainly governing these, i.e., electrostatic attraction and the others involved which I may not be aware of. The thought that made me think of this was that in VSEPR and hybridization theory, we were taught the alignment of hybridized orbitals, and had to memorize the bond angles, when I realized that those were the angles just formed when charged particles were left to revolve in a sphere and would align themselves in a symmetrical position to achieve no net forces acting on each of them. Is it that such an idea has not been thought of(which I highly doubt) or some other more logical reasons?
If you have read my question till here, I am really thankful to you, since I know I can be very annoying and hard to speak to. If you can answer my queries, I am even more grateful and look forward to interacting.