Campus Units

Chemistry

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

1-2002

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Physical Chemistry A

Volume

106

Issue

5

First Page

785

Last Page

794

DOI

10.1021/jp012644e

Abstract

The dissociation energy curves of low-lying spin-mixed states for Group 4 hydrides, TiH, ZrH, and HfH, have been calculated using both effective core potential and all-electron approaches. A comprehensive set of theoretical results including the dissociation energies, equilibrium distances, harmonic frequencies, anharmonicities, rotational constants, and dipole moments are reported for these molecules. We present results for both ground and a few excited states, filling a considerable gap in available data for these molecules. Absorption spectra are also predicted on the basis of the results. The present study uses three methods, all based on the multiconfigurational self-consistent field (MCSCF) method, augmented by second-order configuration interaction (SOCI), with either an effective core potential basis set (SBKJC) or a double-ζ basis set (MIDI):  (i) MCSCF+SOCI/SBKJC(f,p) with a one-electron approximation using effective nuclear charges, (ii) MCSCF+SOCI/MIDI(3p,3p) with the full Breit−Pauli Hamiltonian, and (iii) MCSCF +SOCI/MIDI(3p,3p) with the relativistic elimination of the small component scheme and full Breit−Pauli Hamiltonian. The results are compared with previous theoretical studies and available experimental data reported previously. Good agreement is obtained between the results obtained when the first and third methods are used.

Comments

Reprinted (adapted) with permission from Journal of Physical Chemistry A 106 (2002): 785, doi:10.1021/jp012644e. Copyright 2002 American Chemical Society.

Copyright Owner

American Chemical Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Chemistry Commons

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