The π-Fluoro Effect: An Empirical Use of Atomic Electrostatic Potentials
The term “π-fluoro effect” refers to the experimental observation that in many molecules, the ionization potentials of π-electrons change relatively little when a hydrogen atom is replaced by a fluorine. This was first systematically studied, although in a more limited sense, by Brundle, et al.,1 and was called the “per-fluoro effect”.
KeywordsIonization Potential Electrostatic Potential Electron Affinity Proton Affinity Electrostatic Molecular Potential
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