Vibration-internal rotation-rotation Hamiltonian of an asymmetric top molecule with C3 v internal rotor
An expression for the kinetic energy part of the vibration-torsion-rotation Hamiltonian of an asymmetric top molecule containing a C3 v internal rotor has been derived. The terms for various interactions in the molecule, viz. Coriolis interaction between rotation (both overall and internal rotation) and vibration, centrifugal distortion and anharmonicity of molecular vibrations induced by the internal, and overall rotation of the molecule, have been formulated. For a planar molecule with Cs symmetry we have obtained the vibrationally averaged rotation-internal rotation Hamiltonian. Diagonalization of this Hamiltonian for a particular vibrational state will yield the rotation-internal rotation energy levels and hence the transition frequencies. These data will be useful for analysis of high-resolution infrared spectra obtained by laser or Fourier transform spectroscopy of nonrigid molecules with internal rotor. We also present a set of quartic centrifugal distortion coefficients associated with rotation and internal rotation. These data will be helpful for evaluation of vibrational potential constants of the orthorhombic asymmetric top molecules.