Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2007

Abstract

This work extends previous studies of molecules with main-group atoms to those also containing transition-metal atoms. The maximum oxidation states of group 3 to 7 atoms are succinctly described by the same algebraic equation that applies to ionically-bonded main-group atoms in molecules. Covalently bonded transition-metal molecules are characterized by the same equations that apply to main-group species, except that the octet rule is supplemented by the rule of 18, and a proposed rule of 12. Examples are given of organo-metallics with simple ligands and of transition-metal atoms in p-ring sandwiches. The solutions for a special case of the same equations apply to the gas-phase diatomic species which are of such importance in stellar and planetary atmospheres and in combustion devices.

Comments

This article was published in the journal Croatica Chemica Acta v.80 (2) 227-232 (2007).

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