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Bond length and bond multiplicity: ${\sigma}$-bond prevents short$ {\pi} $-bonds

Jemmis, Eluvathingal D and Pathak, Biswarup and King, Bruce R and Schaefer, Henry F (2006) Bond length and bond multiplicity: ${\sigma}$-bond prevents short$ {\pi} $-bonds. In: Chemical Communications, 20 . 2164-2166.

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Analysis of model compounds such as Fe-2(CO)(6), C-2 and HBBH shows that pi-bonds left to themselves are shorter than sigma-bonds; in many ways sigma-bonds prevent pi-bonds from adopting their optimal shorter distances.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Chemical Communications
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Royal Society of Chemistry
Keywords: Electron-Density Distributions;Single-Crystal Structures; Staggered Conformation;Triple Bond;Ethane;Acetylene; Molecule;Ethylene;Orbitals;Benzene
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2008 12:14
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:54
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/16912

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