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fluorine anion

Constants of diatomic molecules

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Data compiled by: Klaus P. Huber and Gerhard H. Herzberg

Data collected through July, 1976

Symbols used in the table of constants
State electronic state and / or symmetry symbol
Te minimum electronic energy (cm-1)
ωe vibrational constant – first term (cm-1)
ωexe vibrational constant – second term (cm-1)
ωeye vibrational constant – third term (cm-1)
Be rotational constant in equilibrium position (cm-1)
αe rotational constant – first term (cm-1)
γe rotation-vibration interaction constant (cm-1)
De centrifugal distortion constant (cm-1)
βe rotational constant – first term, centrifugal force (cm-1)
re internuclear distance (Å)
Trans. observed transition(s) corresponding to electronic state
ν00 position of 0-0 band (units noted in table)
Diatomic constants for 19F2-
F (120490) 1210 1 60         
Spence, 1974
E (2Pig) (115300) 1050 1          
Spence, 1974
X 2Sigmau+ 0 (510) 2   (0.50) 2     (1.88) 2  


1Two progressions of resonances in the electron transmission current starting at 11.25 and 11.90 eV. They indicate the existence of doubly excited (preionizing) states of F2- having the F 1Pig and f 3Pig Rydberg states of F2 as parent states and X 2Pig of F2+ as grandparent.
2Theoretical values from MO-SCF calculations Gilbert and Wahl, 1971, De= 1.66 eV. Multiconfiguration valence bond calculations Copsey, Murrell, et al., 1971 give we= 293, wexe= 1, Be= 0.425, re= 2.04 , De= 1.06 eV. See also Howard and Andrews, 1973 (matrix Raman spectra).
3From D00(F2) and the electron affinities of F2 (3.08 eV) and F (3.399 eV).
4From endoergic charge transfer reactions Chupka, Berkowitz, et al., 1971.


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Spence, 1974
Spence, D., Systematics of Feshbach resonances in the molecular halogens, Phys. Rev. A: Gen. Phys., 1974, 10, 1045. [all data]

Gilbert and Wahl, 1971
Gilbert, T.L.; Wahl, A.C., Single-configuration wavefunctions and potential curves for low-lying states of He2+, Ne2+, Ar2+, F2-, Cl2-, and the ground state of Cl2, J. Chem. Phys., 1971, 55, 5247. [all data]

Copsey, Murrell, et al., 1971
Copsey, D.N.; Murrell, J.N.; Stamper, J.G., The dissociation energy of F- and the stability of alkali perfluorides, Mol. Phys., 1971, 21, 2, 193-207. [all data]

Howard and Andrews, 1973
Howard, W.F., Jr.; Andrews, L., Matrix Raman spectrum of the fluorine molecular anion, F2-, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1973, 95, 9, 3045-3046. [all data]

Chupka, Berkowitz, et al., 1971
Chupka, W.A.; Berkowitz, J.; Gutman, D., Electron Affinities of Halogen Diatomic Molecules as Determined by Endoergic Charge Exchange, J. Chem. Phys., 1971, 55, 6, 2724, https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1676487 . [all data]


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