A Response to the Critical Comments on “One Molecule, Two Atoms, Three Views, Four Bonds?”

Authors

  • Dr. David Danovich,

    1. Institute of Chemistry and The Lise Meitner-Minerva Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 91904, Jerusalem, Israel.
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  • Prof. Sason Shaik,

    Corresponding author
    1. Institute of Chemistry and The Lise Meitner-Minerva Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 91904, Jerusalem, Israel.
    • Sason Shaik, Institute of Chemistry and The Lise Meitner-Minerva Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 91904, Jerusalem, Israel.

      Henry S. Rzepa, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London, SW7 2AZ (UK).

      Roald Hoffmann, Baker Laboratory, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853-1301, United States

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  • Prof. Henry S. Rzepa,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London, SW7 2AZ (UK).
    • Sason Shaik, Institute of Chemistry and The Lise Meitner-Minerva Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 91904, Jerusalem, Israel.

      Henry S. Rzepa, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London, SW7 2AZ (UK).

      Roald Hoffmann, Baker Laboratory, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853-1301, United States

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  • Prof. Roald Hoffmann

    Corresponding author
    1. Baker Laboratory, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853-1301, United States
    • Sason Shaik, Institute of Chemistry and The Lise Meitner-Minerva Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 91904, Jerusalem, Israel.

      Henry S. Rzepa, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London, SW7 2AZ (UK).

      Roald Hoffmann, Baker Laboratory, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853-1301, United States

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Abstract

Die Kritik, die von Frenking und Hermann bezüglich der Vierfachbindung in C2 geäußert wurde, wird in diesem zweiten Trialog mit harten Fakten beantwortet. Sowohl experimentelle als auch errechnete Daten deuten auf eine Stärke der vierten Bindung von 16 kcal mol−1. Die Autoren stimmen zu, dass sich chemische Forschung über die Grenzen der „synthetischen“ Chemie hinaus erstreckt.

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