Computational Chemistry and Molecular Modeling
Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
A detailed study of the performance of the Morse, the Hulburt--Hirschfelder and the Lippincott potential energy functions has been carried out by comparing them with the Rydberg-Klein-Rees potential energy curves for a number of electronic states of various diatomic molecules. Further, by employing the above potential energy functions, the radial Schrödinger equation has been solved for the vibrational energy levels, G(v), and the vibrational wave functions, ψv. The latter have been employed to determine the rotational constants, Bv, for the individual vibrational energy levels. Then the molecular constants, we, wexe, weye, Be, αe and γe for the various electronic states, have been computed by using the values of G(v) and Bv. A comparison of the molecular constants derived in this manner with the experimental ones reveals better agreement, in most cases, than that reported by previous workers.
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