Title

ESR Spectroscopy and Chemical Bonding in CdCN and HgCN Molecules

Authors

Lon B. Knight

ACS Citation

Knight, L. B. ESR Spectroscopy and Chemical Bonding in CdCN and HgCN Molecules. J. Chem. Phys. 1972, 56, 6044-6044.

Abstract

The radical molecules CdCN and HgCN were trapped in rare gas matrices at 4°K and investigated via ESRspectroscopy. The gtensors and hyperfine structure constants (hfs) for interaction with 111Cd, 113Cd, 199Hg, and 201Hg were determined. These measurements indicate that CdCN and HgCN have 2Σ ground electronic states and predict the presence of 2II r excited states near 2700 Å. The ionicity of these molecules are discussed based on an (ns)2 S M+ limiting model and compared with previous results obtained for the more covalent CdH and HgH molecules.

Source Name

Journal of Chemical Physics

Publication Date

1-1-1972

Volume

56

Issue

12

Page(s)

623-629

Document Type

Citation

Citation Type

Article