If I understand correctly Frontier MO-theory is based on the perturbation theory of reactivity and the Woodward-Hoffmann rules consider conservation of orbital symmetry.

Does FMO use symmetry considerations?

Do the Woodward-Hoffman rules consider differences in HOMO/LUMO energies?

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    $\begingroup$ There are no orbital phases in the W-H approach. $\endgroup$ – EJC Jul 26 '16 at 21:44

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