dc.creator Aldrich, P. D. en_US dc.creator Read, W. G. en_US dc.creator Kukolich, Stephen G. en_US dc.creator Campbell, E. J. en_US dc.date.accessioned 2007-08-31T14:12:49Z dc.date.available 2007-08-31T14:12:49Z dc.date.issued 1982 en_US dc.identifier 1982-RB-12 en_US dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1811/29208 dc.description.abstract The microwave spectra of the acetylene-HCN and ethylene-HCN dimers has been observed in the 4-18 GHz region using the pulsed Fourier transform method where the gas mixture is pulsed into a Fahry-Perot cavity. The spectra reveal both dimers to be near prolate asymmetric tops (K = -.99) in their ground vibrational states. Both dimers have a `T' shape for an equilibrium structure with the proton of HCN nearest to acetylene or ethylene. The ethylene-HCN dimer is nonplanar. Hyperfine structure originating from interaction of the nuclear electric quadrupole moment of $^{14}N$ with the surrounding electric field gradient is evident in all transitions. The nucleum quadrupole coupling analysis shows $X_{bb}$ and $X_{cc}$ to be equal within experimental uncertainty in both cases indicating that the proton of HCN experiences a nearly isotropic potential due to ethylene or acetylene. The structure of both dimers is consistent with other acetylene (ethylene)-HX dimers studied in this laboratory in structure and approximate well depth. en_US dc.format.extent 83403 bytes dc.format.mimetype image/jpeg dc.language.iso English en_US dc.publisher Ohio State University en_US dc.title THE GEOMETRY AND MOLECULAR PROPERTIES OF THE ETHYLENE-HCN AND ACETYLENE-HCN DIMERS en_US dc.type article en_US
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