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Title: A new approach to the energetics of clusters and related systems
Author: Housecroft, Catherine E.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3582 3478
Awarding Body: Durham University
Current Institution: Durham University
Date of Award: 1979
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The work described in this thesis is concerned with cluster-species and related systems, many of which are electron deficient. The term 'electron deficient' is used to describe a polynuclear species in which there are too few valence electrons to allocate a localised 2-centre 2-eleotron bond to every pair of atoms which are within normal covalent bonding distance. The bonding in these systems may be rationalised instead in terms of the relationship between the total number of skeletal electrons provided by the skeletal cluster units, and the total number of skeletal atoms. The aim of this work is to suggest new ways in which bond enthalpy contributions can be allocated to individual 2-centre links in cluster systems. In order to obtain energy terms (E) which reflect changes in bond length, (d), relationships of the form E α d(^-k)(where k=constant; 2
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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