A theoretical evaluation of the skeletal force constants of azomethane.
Gaskell, Duane Uson
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The primary objective of this investigation was to calculate the C-N and the N-N force constants. This has been accomplished by assuming the Urey-Bradley field in the solution of the azomethane molecule. These two force constants have not previously been calculated. Although the values of these force constants are expected to be near those of the C-C and C=C linkages, more exact and certain values will be useful for solving more complex molecules possessing these groupes. Much work has been done recently in the field of polyatomic molecules by borrowing force constants from other molecules having the same structure. Other objectives of this investigation were to determine more definitely the geometrical structure of the azomethane molecule, to show that the Urey-Bradley field is an adequate type of potential field for molecules of this type, and finally, to obtain a general solution for the X2Y2 type molecules belonging to the point group C2h and assuming the Urey-Bradley field. [TRUNCATED]
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Boston University
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