Stabilizing H3−: Or Are We Stabilizing a Proton?
Article first published online: 19 APR 2012
Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 13, Issue 9, pages 2286–2288, June 18, 2012
How to Cite
Grabowski, S. J. and Hoffmann, R. (2012), Stabilizing H3−: Or Are We Stabilizing a Proton?. ChemPhysChem, 13: 2286–2288. doi: 10.1002/cphc.201200182
- Issue published online: 12 JUN 2012
- Article first published online: 19 APR 2012
- Manuscript Received: 1 MAR 2012
- National Science Foundation. Grant Number: CHE-0910623
- computational chemistry;
- gas-phase chemistry;
- H+ complexes;
- Li ions;
- stabilizing H3−
Gestalt: The (LiHHHLi)+ cation can be looked at in two ways - as a stabilized linear H3− anion. Or as two LiH molecules stabilizing a proton. It is not certain if this interesting pentatomic cation can be detected, for it is computed to have only marginal stability with respect to decomposition to its only likely escape channel, to a complex of H2 and the LiHLi+ ion.