Theory of the chemical bond. V. Bond polarities of posttransition hydrides

Robert L. Matcha, Stephen C. King, B. M. Pettitt

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A classical derivation of a dipole moment model derived earlier by a quantum mechanical implicit perturbation technique is given. This model is used to determine the bond polarities of the posttransition (Groups IIIA-VIIA) hydrides. The polarity measures the extent of charge transfer in a bond. Polarities of alkali halides and posttransition hydrides are used to illustrate the gradual change in bond polarities with nuclear charge across the periodic table.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3944-3946
Number of pages3
JournalThe Journal of chemical physics
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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