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Raman and Infra-Red Spectra of Germanium Tetrafluoride

Naturevolume 168page557 (1951) | Download Citation



THE Raman spectrum of gaseous germanium tetrafluoride at 1.8 atm. has been investigated with mercury arc excitation, and two lines have been observed. One is excited by λ 4358 and the other by λ 4046 A., the measured Δν-values being 737.1 and 738.4 cm.−1 respectively. This shift may with confidence be identified with the symmetrical breathing frequency of the tetrahedral GeF4 molecule, to which we assign the value ν1 = 738 ± 2 cm.−1.

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  1. Inorganic and Physical Chemistry Laboratories, Oxford

    • A. D. CAUNT
    • , L. N. SHORT
    •  & L. A. WOODWARD


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