Electron momentum spectroscopy is applied to study the two outermost orbitals of 1,4-diazabicyclo[2.2.2]octane. From the experimental momentum profiles, it has been unambiguously concluded that through-bond interaction dominates in this molecule and that the highest occupied molecular orbital is totally symmetric while the next highest occupied molecular orbital is anti-symmetric. The importance of diffuse functions in elucidating the electronic structure of molecules is confirmed.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry