The geometric structure, vibrational frequency, dipole moment and singlet-triplet energy separation of CH2, CHF, CF2, CCl2 and CBr2 has been investigated using B3LYP, B3P86 and B3PW91 hybrid density functionals. For CH2, the density functionals predict the equilibrium C-H bond length, H- C-H bond angle and vibrational frequency to an accuracy comparable to high level ab initio methods. However, only B3LYP functional produces reasonable singlet-triplet energy separation. Also estimates of the singlet-triplet energy separation of CHF and CF2 indicate B3LYP produces a better agreement with experiment than B3P86 or B3PW91.
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|Journal of Molecular Structure: THEOCHEM
|Published - Nov 29 1999
- Hybrid density functionals
- Singlet-triplet energy separation