Quantum Chemical Computations on Rotational Isomers of Hydrogen Nitrite and Nitritomethane
Ab initio molecular-orbital computations with a split-valence 4-31G basis set have been carried out on syn- and antiperiplanar conformers of both HONO and H_3CONO, and on the transition structures in the unimolecular isomerization process. Calculated values of geometric structural and rotational parameters, dipole moments, wavenumbers of vibrational transitions, energies of vertical electronic transitions to both neutral and ionized excited states, and thermodynamic properties are compared with experimental data; generally good agreement is found. No explanation of the anomalous stability of antiperiplanar HONO has been discovered.
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series A
- Pub Date:
- June 1982