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What is the ground electronic state of KO?

What is the ground electronic state of KO?
What is the ground electronic state of KO?
High-level, restricted coupled cluster with singles, doubles, and perturbative triples calculations are performed to determine the ground electronic state of KO. In the absence of spin-orbit coupling, we find that the ground state is a (2)Sigma(+) state, with a (2)Pi state lying just over 200 cm(-1) higher in energy. We ascertain that basis set extension, higher-order correlation energy, mass-velocity, and Darwin relativistic terms do not change this ordering. We then calculate the low-lying Omega states when spin-orbit coupling is turned on. The (2)Sigma(1/2)(+) state undergoes an avoided crossing with the (2)Pi(1/2) state, and we therefore designate the ground state as X-1/2. This state is essentially (2)Sigma(1/2)(+) at short R, but essentially (2)Pi(1/2) at long R; there is a corresponding A 1/2 state with the opposite behavior. These states have significantly different shapes and so spectroscopy from the adiabatic states. Finally, we calculate the dissociation energy D-0, of KO as 66 +/- 1 kcal mol(-1) and derive DeltaH(f) (KO, 0 K) as 13.66 +/- 1 kcal mol(-1).
microwave-spectrum, wave-functions, alkali oxides, ab-initio, spectroscopy, lio, chemistry, nao, potassium, molecules
0021-9606
8241-8247
Lee, Edmond P.F.
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Soldán, Pavel
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Wright, Timothy G.
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Lee, Edmond P.F.
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Soldán, Pavel
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Lee, Edmond P.F., Soldán, Pavel and Wright, Timothy G. (2002) What is the ground electronic state of KO? Journal of Chemical Physics, 117 (18), 8241-8247. (doi:10.1063/1.1511179).

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High-level, restricted coupled cluster with singles, doubles, and perturbative triples calculations are performed to determine the ground electronic state of KO. In the absence of spin-orbit coupling, we find that the ground state is a (2)Sigma(+) state, with a (2)Pi state lying just over 200 cm(-1) higher in energy. We ascertain that basis set extension, higher-order correlation energy, mass-velocity, and Darwin relativistic terms do not change this ordering. We then calculate the low-lying Omega states when spin-orbit coupling is turned on. The (2)Sigma(1/2)(+) state undergoes an avoided crossing with the (2)Pi(1/2) state, and we therefore designate the ground state as X-1/2. This state is essentially (2)Sigma(1/2)(+) at short R, but essentially (2)Pi(1/2) at long R; there is a corresponding A 1/2 state with the opposite behavior. These states have significantly different shapes and so spectroscopy from the adiabatic states. Finally, we calculate the dissociation energy D-0, of KO as 66 +/- 1 kcal mol(-1) and derive DeltaH(f) (KO, 0 K) as 13.66 +/- 1 kcal mol(-1).

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Published date: 8 November 2002
Keywords: microwave-spectrum, wave-functions, alkali oxides, ab-initio, spectroscopy, lio, chemistry, nao, potassium, molecules
Organisations: Chemistry

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Local EPrints ID: 19795
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/19795
ISSN: 0021-9606
PURE UUID: 37d12deb-6e79-4dfd-9deb-8a2fde64dfd0

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Date deposited: 21 Feb 2006
Last modified: 08 Jan 2022 15:48

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Author: Edmond P.F. Lee
Author: Pavel Soldán
Author: Timothy G. Wright

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