THE ATOMIZATION ENERGIES OF THE POLYMERS OF GERMANIUM, GE2 TO GE7.
ARMY MATERIALS RESEARCH AGENCY WATERTOWN MASS
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Using information derived from a combination of effusion and mass spectrometric techniques at high temperature, the atomization energies and free energies for the reactions Ge sub n gas nGe gas n 2,3,4,5,6,7 have been determined. The values of the energy obtained from the variation of the free energy of atomization with temperature second law of thermodynamics method are 65, 149, 238, 321, 407, and 481 kcalmol for n of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, respectively. A comparison of these values with the atomization energies calculated from the third law of thermodynamics absolute entropy method, assuming that the configuration of the molecules n 2 is either a linear chain or a cyclic structure, indicates that the former structure is to be preferred. The bond energies process Ge sub n Ge sub n-1 Ge obtained from the second law are 75, 86, 83, 89, 84, and 65 kcalmol for n of 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, and 2, respectively. Author
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