Frame distortion in some linear and tetrahedral molecules

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The frame distortion experienced by a non-polar polyatomic molecule colliding with thermal He was investigated by classical computation. The polyatomics were linear ABA molecules and tetrahedral molecules. It was concluded that in cases of practical importance the dipoles arising from frame distortion are probably comparable to those due to electronic overlap.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)536-538
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - 15 Mar 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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