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Predicting Bond Strength in Transition Metal Species

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The bonding between transition metals and other species is a large part of inorganic chemistry. Central to this is the need to predict these bonds, primarily through comparing bond strength. Unlike the field of organic chemistry, however, there is minimal experimental data for these bonds by which to compare predictions. One approach is based on an empirical model called Pearson’s Hard Soft Acid Base Theory. Since the model is experimentally based, this approach attempts to quantify the available data. Comparatively, another approach uses computational methods to create models of the bonds and then compares these models to experimental data for accuracy. My research analyzes both approaches by compiling previous research and determining connections between them.

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Predicting Bond Strength in Transition Metal Species

Science 159

The bonding between transition metals and other species is a large part of inorganic chemistry. Central to this is the need to predict these bonds, primarily through comparing bond strength. Unlike the field of organic chemistry, however, there is minimal experimental data for these bonds by which to compare predictions. One approach is based on an empirical model called Pearson’s Hard Soft Acid Base Theory. Since the model is experimentally based, this approach attempts to quantify the available data. Comparatively, another approach uses computational methods to create models of the bonds and then compares these models to experimental data for accuracy. My research analyzes both approaches by compiling previous research and determining connections between them.

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