Calculated ionization potentials of the linear alkanes

Brailsford, David F. and Ford, Brian (1970) Calculated ionization potentials of the linear alkanes. Molecular Physics, 18 (5). pp. 621-630.

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The equivalent orbital (EO) method is investigated and used for predicting outer and inner ionization potentials of the linear alkanes. The calculated ionization potentials are in good agreement with those observed in photoelectron spectra provided that a set of 12 parameters is used in the theory. An optimization technique is used to find the best values for thle parameters and a single transferable parameter set can be found which is applicable to all the n-alkanes. A good fit to the experimental results can only be obtained if the uppermost molecular orbital of the n-alkanes is an antisymmetrical orbital built up from CH equivalent orbitals.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:ionization potentials, equivalent orbital calculations, spherical gaussian orbitals, photoelectron spectra
Schools/Departments:Faculty of Science > School of Computer Science
Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry > Department of Physical Chemistry
Faculty of Science > School of Mathematical Sciences
ID Code:166
Deposited By:Brailsford, David
Deposited On:08 Aug 2005
Last Modified:22 Jun 2011 08:33

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