The geometrics of tetracoordinate carbon

Jemmis, Eluvathingal D. (1983) The geometrics of tetracoordinate carbon Current Science, 52 (22). pp. 1049-1053. ISSN 0011-3891

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Walsh diagram for the distortion of methane (D2d→ Td→ D2d→ D4h and D4h→ C4v) shows qualitatively the reasons for the instability of planar or pyramidal tetracoordinate carbon compounds. Various methods available for stabilization of these unusual geometries are reviewed briefly.

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