Formaldehyde: Ab initio MCSCF+Cl transition state for H2CO→ CO+H2 on the S0 surface

Michel Dupuis, W. A. Lester, B. H. Lengsfield, B. Liu

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Abstract

Ab initio multiconfiguration self-consistent field (MCSCF) and configuration interaction (CI) calculations have yielded an activation energy of 80.9±3.0 kcal/mol for the dissociation of formaldehyde to H2 and CO on the ground state potential energy surface. The error limits are estimates based on an analysis of the effects of one-particle basis set, electron correlation, and transition state structure on the activation energy. Accurate structures and harmonic frequencies are presented for H 2CO(X1A1) and the transition state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6167-6173
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume79
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1983

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Carbon Monoxide
formaldehyde
Formaldehyde
self consistent fields
Activation energy
activation energy
Electron correlations
Potential energy surfaces
Electron transitions
Ground state
configuration interaction
potential energy
dissociation
harmonics
ground state
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electrons

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Formaldehyde : Ab initio MCSCF+Cl transition state for H2CO→ CO+H2 on the S0 surface. / Dupuis, Michel; Lester, W. A.; Lengsfield, B. H.; Liu, B.

In: Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol. 79, No. 12, 1983, p. 6167-6173.

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Dupuis, M, Lester, WA, Lengsfield, BH & Liu, B 1983, 'Formaldehyde: Ab initio MCSCF+Cl transition state for H2CO→ CO+H2 on the S0 surface', Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 79, no. 12, pp. 6167-6173.
Dupuis, Michel ; Lester, W. A. ; Lengsfield, B. H. ; Liu, B. / Formaldehyde : Ab initio MCSCF+Cl transition state for H2CO→ CO+H2 on the S0 surface. In: Journal of Chemical Physics. 1983 ; Vol. 79, No. 12. pp. 6167-6173.
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