Structures and properties of metal-ammonia compounds on the trail of a new ammonia geometry

W. S. Glaunsinger, R. B. Von Dreele, R. F. Marzke, R. C. Hanson, P. Chieux, P. Damay, R. Catterall

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Abstract

The ammonia molecules in metallic metal-hexaammine compounds apparently adopt a nearly planar, distorted structure containing one short and two extremely long bonds, rather than its normal pyramidal geometry containing equivalent protons. The experimental research on the structures and properties of metal-ammonia compounds related to this highly distorted structure is reviewed in detail, and the possible origin of this novel geometry is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3860-3877
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry
Volume88
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 1984

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Glaunsinger, W. S., Von Dreele, R. B., Marzke, R. F., Hanson, R. C., Chieux, P., Damay, P., & Catterall, R. (1984). Structures and properties of metal-ammonia compounds on the trail of a new ammonia geometry. Journal of Physical Chemistry, 88(17), 3860-3877.