Structure and bonding in some simple hydrocarbons and in ethane and ethene analogues of the heavier Group 14 elements
This chapter describes the molecular structures and CC bond energies in ethane, ethene, and ethyne, and the bonding in terms of the molecular orbital model. The delocalized π molecular orbitals obtained by Hückel calculations on benzene are described. The molecular structures of disilene and other ethene analogues of the heavier Group 14 elements, R2EER2, E = Si, Ge, Sn, or Pb are discussed and their non-planar, trans-folded structures explained in terms of the molecular orbital model. In the final section, the totally unexpected structure of the ethyne analogue Si2H2 is discussed.
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