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Ab initio prediction of the infrared absorption spectrum of the C2Br radical

Tarroni, R. and Carter, S. (2006) Ab initio prediction of the infrared absorption spectrum of the C2Br radical. Molecular Physics, 104 (18). pp. 2821-2828. ISSN 0026-8976

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Abstract/Summary

The first three electronic states (1(2)A', 2(2)A', 1(2)A '') of the C2Br radical, correlating at linear geometries with (2)Sigma(+) and (2)Pi states, have been studied ab initio, using Multi Reference Configuration Interaction techniques. The electronic ground state is found to have a bent equilibrium geometry, R-CC = 1.2621 angstrom, R-CBr = 1.7967 angstrom, < CCBr 156.1 degrees, with a very low barrier to linearity. Similarly to the valence isoelectronic radicals C2F and C2Cl, this anomalous behaviour is attributed to a strong three-state non-adiabatic electronic interaction. The Sigma, Pi(1/2), Pi(3/2) vibronic energy levels and their absolute infrared absorption intensities at a temperature of 5K have been calculated for the (CCBr)-C-12-C-12-Br-79 isotopomer, to an upper limit of 2000 cm(-1), using ab initio diabatic potential energy and dipole moment surfaces and a recently developed variational method.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
ID Code:11658
Uncontrolled Keywords:CONFIGURATION-INTERACTION CALCULATIONS, CORRELATED MOLECULAR CALCULATIONS, GAUSSIAN-BASIS SETS, TRIATOMIC-MOLECULES, VARIATIONAL METHOD, DIABATIC STATES, WAVE-FUNCTIONS, ENERGY-LEVELS, SPIN, NEON

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