Sigma bond activation of the hydrogen molecule by cooperative interaction with a boron cation, a lithium anion, and a beryllium atom

dc.creatorSharp, Stephanie Baxter
dc.date.available2011-02-18T19:51:16Z
dc.date.issued1999-05
dc.degree.departmentChemistryen_US
dc.description.abstractSigma bond activation, making a sigma bond more reactive, has been one of tht' most extensively studied areas of chemistry for the past decade. Sigma bonds are the strongest bonds and therefore reactions that involve the breaking of such bonds have large activation energies. Without a doubt, the three most popular sigma bonds are H-H. C-H, and C-C which have been studied extensively in the chemical and physical sciences, and are the driving force behind many industrial processes. Activation of a sigma bond requires a reduction in the energy necessary to break the bond, and historically this has involved an interaction with a transition metal. The selective activation of alkanes has been identified as one of the Holy Grails of current chemical investigation [1].
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2346/12166en_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTexas Tech Universityen_US
dc.rights.availabilityUnrestricted.
dc.subjectMolecular orbitalsen_US
dc.subjectChemical bondsen_US
dc.subjectMolecular dynamicsen_US
dc.subjectChemical kineticsen_US
dc.titleSigma bond activation of the hydrogen molecule by cooperative interaction with a boron cation, a lithium anion, and a beryllium atom
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentChemistry
thesis.degree.departmentChemistry and Biochemistry
thesis.degree.disciplineChemistry
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Tech University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameM.S.

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