Ab initio calculations including electron correlation are still extremely costly, except for the smallest atoms and molecules. Therefore, our purpose in the present study is to employ a bond-order correlation approach to obtain, via equilibrium molecular energies, molecular dissociation energies and heats of formation for some 20 molecules containing C, H, and O atoms, with a maximum number of electrons of around 40. Finally, it is important in the proposed procedure to include electron correlation effects in the basis set choice when determining thermodynamic properties. With the optimum choice of basis set, the average percentage error for some 20 molecules is approximately 20% for heats of formation. For molecular dissociation energies the average error is much smaller: similar to 0.4%.
|Titolo:||Equilibrium molecular energies used to obtain molecular dissociation energies and heats of formation within the bond-order correlation approach|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2006|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|