C—H and C—D interbond coupling and fermi resonance interactions in CHD2C1

M. M. Law, J. L. Duncan

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The infrared absorption spectrum of CHD2C1 up to 16500cm-1 has been reanalysed in terms of a local mode model Hamiltonian including C-H/C-D stretching 1:1 harmonic resonance and a C-H stretch/bend 1:2 anharmonic Fermi resonance. Predominant extra structure in the C-H stretching overtone region is attributed to harmonic coupling with C-D stretching while weaker structure is attributed to anharmonic coupling with the overtone of the in-plane C-H bend. The Fermi resonance effects of the overtone of the out-of-plane C-H bend are smaller still in comparison. “x-K relations” have been established for this Cs symmetry CHD2 stretching system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)861-870
Number of pages10
JournalMolecular Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1991

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Funding Information:
The authors thank the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland for support of this work through the award of a studentship to M.M.L., and Dr J. E. Baggott, University of Reading, for making available to them photoacoustic spectra of CHD 2C 1 above 13 000 cm-i.


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