Posts Tagged ‘logical chemical connections’

Pentavalent nitrogen and boron

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

The previous posts have seen how a molecule containing a hypervalent carbon atom can be designed by making a series of logical chemical connections. Another logical step is to investigate whether the adjacent atoms in the periodic table may exhibit similar effects (C2+ ≡ B+ ≡ N3+ ≡ Be ≡ O4+). So here are reported some results (B3LYP/6-311G(d,p) ) for boron, beryllium and nitrogen, for the general tetramethyl substituted system shown below