Group Electronegativities: As Empirically Estimated from Geometrical and Vibrational Data on Sulphones

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The S=O bond lengths and the S=O bond stretching frequencies characteristically change with changing ligand electronegativities in the XSO2Y sulphone series. Empirical relationships have been established between the S=O bond length and the sum of the ligand electronegativities (χx + χy) and also between the mean stretching frequency and (χx + χy)- These relationships may be used for estimating group electronegativities from geometrical and vibrational data or to predict bond lengths, bond angles and stretching frequencies from ligand electronegativities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)755-760
Number of pages6
JournalZeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section A Journal of Physical Sciences
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 1979


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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