Computational Chemistry and Molecular Modeling
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Effective core potential (ECP) and full-electron (FE) calculations for MoS4-2, MoO4-2, and MoOCl4 compounds were analyzed. Geometry parameters, binding energies, charge distributions, and topological properties of the electronic density were studied for Mo—L bonds (L = S, O, Cl). Results clearly indicate that those approaches that include valence plus 4s and 4p electrons (ECP2 methods) are able to reproduce the topological properties of Mo—L bonds, charge distributions, and geometries with respect to those obtained by FE methods. ECP methods that consider only the 4d and 5s valence electrons (ECP1) fail in the calculation of molecular properties. The use of 5p functions in ECP1 approaches produces a negative Mulliken charge on Mo. Bader's charges give more consistent results than Mulliken's ones. A new parameter for measuring the degree of ionicity is proposed. © 1994 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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