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Electronegativity Seen as the Ground State Average Valence Electron Binding Energy
(American Chemical Society, 2018-11-30)
We introduce a new electronegativity scale for the atoms, based consistently on ground state energies of valence electrons. The scale is closely related to (yet different from) L.C. Allen’s, which is based on configuration ...
Do Diradicals Behave Like Radicals?
(American Chemical Society, 2019-10-08)
This review sets out to understand the reactivity of diradicals, and how that may differ from monoradicals. We also offer a thorough survey and critical evaluation of various measures of diradical character in the literature. ...
An iodabenzene story
(American Chemical Society, 2017)
We call iodabenzene a cyclic (CH)5I molecule. A planar iodabenzene would have 8 π electrons, a situation best avoided by an out-of-plane distortion to a bird-like geometry. The electronic structure and charge distribution ...