The Vibrational Spectrum of Alkali Metal Cations in Distorted Solvation Shells: A Prediction.
Technical rept. no. 4, 1 May 59-31 Apr 80,
OAKLAND UNIV ROCHESTER MICH DEPT OF CHEMISTRY
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The purpose of this paper is to examine the effect of the distortion of the primary solvation shell upon the vibrations of an ion within this shell. In addition, the effect of an external charge or image charge on the vibrations is investigated. We find that distortions including the presence of an external charge can cause a splitting of the solution phase far infrared band into two or three new bands. The frequencies of the band maxima depend upon the nature of the solvation shell distortion. It appears that the far infrared vibrational spectrum may prove to be a tool to probe the strucure an the intermolecular forces of adsorbed, solvated ions. Author
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy