New Electronic Band-Systems of Diatomic Boron Compounds (BF, BO and BH)

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As is well known in the series of the isoelectronic molecules N2, CO and BF, nitrogen and carbon monoxide show a close similarity not only in their chemical but also in their spectroscopic properties, that is, in the structure of their excited states. The ground-state of both N2 and CO is saturated (1∑) and both have systems of analogous singlet and triplet levels. However, the data hitherto recorded of BF, the least symmetrical of the above-mentioned molecules, show no evident similarity, and therefore it has been suggested in the tables of Herzberg and of Gaydon1 that the ground-state of BF had escaped observation.

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CHRÉTIEN, M., MIESCHER, E. New Electronic Band-Systems of Diatomic Boron Compounds (BF, BO and BH). Nature 163, 996–997 (1949). https://doi.org/10.1038/163996a0

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