Combined electron diffraction/mass-spectrometric investigation of the molecular structure of germanium dichloride

Gy Schultz, J. Tremmel, I. Hargittai, I. Berecz, S. Bohátka, N. D. Kagramanov, A. K. Maltsev, O. M. Nefedov

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Germanium dichloride was produced by reaction of Ge + GeCl4 at 660°C in a combined electron diffraction/quadrupole mass-spectrometric experiment. The structure of germanium dichloride can be characterized by the following parameters: ra (GeCl): 2.183 (4) Å, l(GeCl): 0.080 (2) Å, ∠ClGeCl: 100.3(4)°, l(ClċCl): 0.166 (4) Å. The geometrical variations observed in Group IV dihalides are consistent with the VSEPR model, and with considerations based on non-bonded interactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-214
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Molecular Structure
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - 1979


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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