Chem. Phys. Lett. 429, 23-26 (2006)

Doi: 10.1016/j.cplett.2006.08.012

The structure of protonated HCP: A classical or non-classical ion?

The bond dissociation enthalpies in n-silanes and n-germanes have been studied with the G2MP2 and G3B3 computational methods. The results have been compared with those of the corresponding n-alkanes. The differences observed in the three families of compounds have been rationalized using the calculated hyperpolarization effect in each family. In addition, the conformational profiles of X2H6 molecules, X = C, Si, and Ge, have been compared.