Structure and vibrational spectra of ozone
Spencer, Edward Guerrant
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Today there are evidences, in the literature, that much effort and money are being expended on the vital study of the formation and distribution of ozone in the atmosphere, and on its effect on plant, human life, and meteorology. However, the structure of the molecule itself has not yet been unambiguously defined. This paper presents the main body of evidence that could be gathered from the literature in an attempt to justify any one of the various proposed molecular models. This was not accomplished. Now any model, if correct, should be substantiated through a study of the infra-red vibrational spectrum, for this spectrum is determined entirely by the classical vibrations of the nucleii of the atoms composing the molecule. If this data is complete a model of the molecule can be described in terms of masses, force constants (analogous to ordinary spring constants), and lengths of the chemical bond.
Thesis (M.A.)--Boston University