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Author Cotton, F. A.
Sponsorship USDOE
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword CHEMISTRY ♦ BONDING ♦ FERMIONS ♦ MOLECULES ♦ ORBITS ♦ PHOSPHORUS CHLORIDES ♦ PHOSPHORUS FLUORIDES ♦ POWER ♦ QUANTUM MECHANICS ♦ SLATER DETERMINANT
Abstract Calculations of the relative strengths of the axial and equatorial bonds in PF/sub 5/ and PCl/sub 5/ were made using Pauling's criterion of bond strength and usinng overlap integrals for Slater orbitals as suggested by Mulliken. All calculations were for sp/sup 3/d hybridization through the entire range of distribution of s and d character between the axial and equatorial orbitals. The overlap integrals correctly predict tbat axial bonds are weaker than equatorial ones whereas Pauling's criterion predicts the opposite for all reasonable hybridization conditions. (auth)
ISSN 00219606
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1961-07-01
Publisher Department Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge
Journal Journal of Chemical Physics
Volume Number 35
Technical Publication No. NYO-9116
Organization Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge


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