Spin indices of some simple nitrenes (R-N) and phosphinidenes (R-P), in both lowest-lying singlet and triplet states, have been evaluated using density functional computations at the B3LYP/6-311+G(d,p) level. Relatively good correlations between the spin hardness, spin-philicity and spin-donicity, and the vertical singlet-triplet energy gaps have been established. A comparison with spin indices of related reactive intermediates such as carbenes, silylenes and germylenes allows their similarities and differences to be emphasized.
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