The Chemical Bond II: 100 Years Old and Getting Stronger by D. Michael P. Mingos

By D. Michael P. Mingos

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How does this affect molecular properties? Minimum-energy rupture of the C–C bond in ethane yields two methyl radicals: C2 H6 ðgÞ ¼ 2 CH3 ðgÞ ΔE ¼ 373 Æ 2 kJ molÀ1 : The C–C bond dissociation energy is comparable to the mean C–C bond energy in diamond calculated from the energy of atomization that is 359 kJ mol–1. Minimum-energy rupture of the N–B bond in H3NBH3, on the other hand, yields two electrically neutral closed-shell molecules: H3 NBH3 ðgÞ ¼ H3 NðgÞ þ BH3 ðgÞ ΔE ¼ 128 Æ 4 kJ molÀ1 : The strength of the N–B bond in the complex is thus only 1/3 of the strength of the covalent C–C bond in ethane.

Haaland and M. Tilset According to the modified Schomaker–Stevenson rule, the C–F bond distance in CH3F is shortened by about 17 pm due to the polarity of the bond. Is there any reason to believe that the introduction of another F atom increases the bond polarity? 03 au. 35 units lower. 50 in CF4. The negative charge on the F atom is relatively unchanged from CH3CH to CF4, but the positive charge on the C atom is increased by nearly one atomic unit. The magnitude of calculated atomic charges may depend on their operational definition, but there can be little doubt that the C–F bonds become more polar as the number of F substituent increases (Table 10 and Fig.

And indeed, crystalline As, Sb, or Bi was known to consist of buckled sheets of trigonal pyramidal atoms with valence angles ranging from 97 to 94 . Both Pauling and Slater assumed that the valence shell electron configuration of a carbon atom had to be changed from s2p2 to s1p3 before four bonds could be formed and showed that the four s- and p-orbitals could be combined to form four orthogonal atomic orbitals directed toward the corners of a tetrahedron. The first step in the process was to form four normalized (but not orthogonal) p-orbitals: À Á p1 ¼ 1=√3 px þ p y þ pz À Á p3 ¼ 1=√3 À px þ p y À pz À Á p2 ¼ 1=√3 px À p y À pz À Á: p4 ¼ 1=√3 À px À p y þ pz The four new p-orbitals have the same shape as the original p-orbitals but are directed toward the corners of a tetrahedron.

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