Higher Excited States of Polyatomic Molecules

Higher Excited States of Polyatomic Molecules

1st Edition - May 28, 1974

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  • Author: Melvin Robin
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323152594

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Higher Excited States of Polyatomic Molecules, Volume I focuses on the spectra in the vacuum-ultraviolet region between 50,000 and 100,000 cm-1. This book explores the higher excitations in molecules beyond 50,000 cm-1. Organized into three chapters, this volume starts with an overview of the excited-state properties of a molecule and the excited-state ionization potential. This book then proceeds with a discussion of the original classification of the properties as well as the types of excitations observed in the vacuum-ultraviolet. Other chapters discuss photoelectron spectroscopy, which is an independent, self-sustaining branch of molecular spectroscopy. This text examines as well the distinction between valence shell and Rydberg excitations. The final chapter deals with several topics, including the saturated molecules that are classified as having all valence electrons, the alkene absorption spectra, and the spectroscopic data on boron compounds. Analytical chemists, photochemists, molecular spectroscopists, and researchers will find this book extremely useful.

Table of Contents


  • Foreword

    Preface

    Acknowledgments

    Contents of Volume II

    Introduction

    Chapter I Theoretical Aspects

    I.A. Classification of Molecular Transitions and Their Properties

    I.A-1. Rydberg States in Atoms and Molecules

    I.A-2. Antiresonances

    I.A-3. Plasmons and Collective Excitations

    I.B. Excited-State Calculations

    I.B-1. Rydberg-State Calculations

    I.B-2. Valence-Shell-State Calculations

    I.C. Rydberg Spectra

    I.C-1. Observation of Trends in Rydberg Spectra

    I.C-2. Calculation of Rydberg Trends in Molecular Spectra

    Chapter II Experimental Technique

    II.A. Photoelectron Spectroscopy

    II.B. High-Pressure Effects on Ultraviolet Spectra

    II.C . Vacuum-Ultraviolet Spectra in Condensed Phases

    II.D. Electron-Impact Spectroscopy

    II.E. Instrumentation

    II.E-1. Light Sources

    II.E-2. Solvents

    II.E-3. Absorption Cells

    II.E-4. Frequency Shifters

    II.E-5. Polarizers

    II.E-6. Optical Spectrometers

    Chapter III Saturated Absorbers

    III.A. The Alkanes

    III.A-1. Methane and the Methyl Radical

    III.A-2. Ethane

    III.A-3. Propane and the Higher Acyclic Alkanes

    III.A-4. Simple Rings and Polycyclic Alkanes

    III.A-5. Postscript to the Alkane Spectra

    III.B. The Alkyl Halides

    III.B-1. Alkyl Monochlorides, Bromides, and Iodides

    III.B-2. Di-, Tri-, and Tetrachloro-, Bromo-, and Iodoalkanes

    III.B-3 . Fluoroalkanes

    III.C. Boron Compounds

    III.C-1. Boron Hydrides and Halides

    III.C-2. Boron-Nitrogen Compounds

    III.D. Group V Systems

    III.D-1. Amines

    III.D-2. Compounds of Phosphorus, Arsenic, and Antimony

    III.E. Oxo Compounds

    III.E-1. Water

    III.E-2. Alcohols

    III.E-3. Ethers

    III.F. Compounds of Sulfur, Selenium, and Tellurium

    III.G. Silanes, Germanes, and Stannanes

    Appendix Rydberg Term Table

    References

    Index

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  • No. of pages: 390
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1974
  • Published: May 28, 1974
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323152594

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