Anab initio MO study on the direct and migratory reaction mechanism for the formation of HF in H + CIF system
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Anab initio MO method has been used to calculate the potential energy surface for the formation of HF when H reacts with C1F. The various transition states possibly related to forming HF were optimized. An IRC calculation starting from the collinear F-centered transition state was performed and energies of a series of points with bending configurations were also calculated to determine the direct reaction path leading to HF product. Another IRC calculation starting from the H-centered transition state was run to determine the migratory path to forming HF. By doing so, the Polanyi’s assumption that it would involve the direct and a migratory mechanisms for the formation of HF when H reacts with CIF has been verified theoretically.
Keywordschlorine fluoride ab initio calculation potential energy surface
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