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Hydroxyl anion


Constants of diatomic molecules

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Data compilation copyright by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce on behalf of the U.S.A. All rights reserved.

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

Data collected through May, 1977

Symbols used in the table of constants
SymbolMeaning
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 16OH-
StateTeomegaeomegaexeomegaeyeBealphaegammaeDebetaereTrans.nu00
a (3Pi) (28000) 1           
Merkel and Hamill, 1971
X 1Sigma+ 0 (3700) 2   (18.9) 2     (0.970) 2  

Notes

1Absorption (lambda < 3500 Å) and long lived emission (lambdamax ~4000 Å) in aqueous solutions.
2Estimates based on the analysis of photodetachment data, Branscomb, 1966, Celotta, Bennett, et al., 1974, Hotop, Patterson, et al., 1974.
3From D00(OH) and the electron affinities of OH and O.
4From high-resolution photodetachment studies of OH- and OD- Hotop, Patterson, et al., 1974; see also Branscomb, 1966, Kay and Page, 1966, Celotta, Bennett, et al., 1974.
5Anagolous to 3.

References

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Data compilation copyright by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce on behalf of the U.S.A. All rights reserved.

Merkel and Hamill, 1971
Merkel, P.B.; Hamill, W.H., Evidence for a low-lying triplet state of the hydroxide ion, J. Chem. Phys., 1971, 55, 2174. [all data]

Branscomb, 1966
Branscomb, L.M., Photodetachment Cross Section, Electron Affinity, and Structure of the Negative Hydroxyl Ion, Phys. Rev., 1966, 148, 1, 11, https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRev.148.11 . [all data]

Celotta, Bennett, et al., 1974
Celotta, R.S.; Bennett, R.A.; Hall, J.L., Laser Photodetachment Determination of the Electron Affinities of OH, NH2, NH, SO2, and S2, J. Chem. Phys., 1974, 60, 5, 1740, https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1681268 . [all data]

Hotop, Patterson, et al., 1974
Hotop, H.; Patterson, T.A.; Lineberger, W.C., High resolution photodetachment study of OH- and OD- in the threshold region 7000-6450 Å, J. Chem. Phys., 1974, 60, 1806. [all data]

Kay and Page, 1966
Kay, J.; Page, F.M., Determination of electron affinities. Part 10. Electron affinity of hydroxyl, Trans. Faraday Soc., 1966, 62, 3081. [all data]


Notes

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