Physical, Theoretical & Computational

Theory of Main Group Chemistry Beyond First Row (#183)

It is well known that the chemistry of the elements in the second row of the periodic table and beyond (Na–Ar, K–Kr, etc.) differs significantly from that of the elements of the first row (Li–Ne)—the so-called first row anomaly. The stability of hypervalent molecules is one example of this difference, but many other examples exist (spectra, inversion pathways, reactions). Modern theoretical and computational studies are providing unprecedented insights into the nature and extent of these differences. The focus of this symposium is on theoretical and computational studies of the structures, energetics, spectra and reactions of compounds of the main group elements beyond the first row with the goal of illuminating the underlying causes of the differences in the chemistry of these elements.
Last update: Dec 28, 2015