Scientific article

What Are One-Electron Energies and Electronegativity-Related Parameters ?

Published inComments on inorganic chemistry, vol. 12, no. 2-3, p. 139-197
Publication date1991

A single Z-nucleus, and K electrons, allow many different, plausible definitions of one-electron energies. The treatment, originally of atomic spectra [of which very high charges z = (Z - K) now are known], has been extended into chemistry studying a mist of indiscernible electrons around several nuclei. Quantum chemistry has revealed many counterintuitive (verified) consequences, and its Achilles heel is the correlation effect for two-digit z. The present status of electronegativity, M.O. and inner-shell ionization, stabilization of oxides and of unusual oxidation states, heats of atomization, d and f group characteristics, and spin-pairing energy are reviewed.

  • Electron affinity
  • Ionization energy
  • Oxidation states
  • Periodic Table
  • Quantum paradoxes
  • Spin-pairing energy
  • *d group characteristics
  • Lanthanide energy levels
  • Schrödinger equation
Citation (ISO format)
JOERGENSEN, Christian. What Are One-Electron Energies and Electronegativity-Related Parameters ? In: Comments on inorganic chemistry, 1991, vol. 12, n° 2-3, p. 139–197.
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ISSN of the journal0260-3594

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