Accession Number:

ADA411235

Title:

On a Quantitative Scale for Lewis Acidity and Recent Progress in Polynitrogen Chemistry

Descriptive Note:

Technical paper

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB EDWARDS AFB CA PROPULSION DIRECTORATE WEST

Report Date:

1999-05-27

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

A quantitative scale for Lewis acidities based on fluoride ion affinities is discussed. It uses pH values which represent the fluoride ion affinities in kcalmol divided by 10. These values were obtained for 106 Lewis acids in a self-consistent manner using ab initio calculations at the MP2PDZ level of theory. In the area of polynitrogen chemistry, the synthesis and characterization of the novel N5 cation from N2F and HN3 is described.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE