Bonding in selected normal (octet), hypervalent (decet) and super-hypervalent (duodecet) sulfur compounds

Elizabeth A. Innes, Imre G. Csizmadia, Yasumasa Kanada

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A series of sulfur compounds with eight valence electrons (octet) such as SF2 and S(CH3)2, 10 valence electrons (decet) such as SF4, SF2(CH3)2 and S(CH3)4 and 12 valence electrons (duodecet) such as SF6, SF4(CH3)2, SF2(CH3)4 and S(CH3)6 were subjected to ab initio SCF-MO computations. Conclusions were drawn from the numerical results with respect to the relative stabilities and ease of syntheses for the super-hypervalent (duodecet) sulfur compounds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Molecular Structure: THEOCHEM
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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