Rotational barrier for 1,1-difluoroethane, 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane, pentafluoroethane, and hexafluoroethane: A density functional and ab initio molecular orbital study

Rubén D. Parra, X. C. Zeng

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Abstract

The structures and vibrational frequencies for eclipsed and staggered conformers of CF2HCH3, CF3CFH2, C2F5H, and C2F6 have been calculated by using B3LYP and MP2 ab initio methods. A reassignment of the experimental IR spectra of CF3CFH2 and C2F6 is suggested. Relative electronic energies are determined with a number of basis sets. Electron correlation is included by means of Møller-Plesset perturbation methods up to the fourth order. Scaled vibrational frequencies are used to account for zero-point energy and thermal contributions to electronic energies. Temperature dependence of the rotational barriers is studied at 20 K intervals from 0 to 300 K.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)654-658
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry A
Volume102
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 15 1998

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  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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