## CH2GeH2

 H3 H6 \ / C1 = GE2 / \ H4 H5
Tell me about the atomic charges, dipole moment, bond lengths, angles, bond orders,
molecular orbital energies, or total energy.
Tell me about the best Lewis structure.

## Atomic Charges and Dipole Moment

C1 charge=-0.768
GE2 charge= 0.050
H3 charge= 0.286
H4 charge= 0.285
H5 charge= 0.072
H6 charge= 0.072
with a dipole moment of 0.74884 Debye

## Bond Lengths:

between C1 and GE2: distance=1.796 ang___ between C1 and H3: distance=1.092 ang___
between C1 and H4: distance=1.093 ang___ between GE2 and H5: distance=1.539 ang___
between GE2 and H6: distance=1.539 ang___

## Bond Angles:

for H3-C1-GE2: angle=121.0 deg___ for H4-C1-GE2: angle=120.5 deg___
for H5-GE2-C1: angle=121.8 deg___ for H6-GE2-C1: angle=121.9 deg___

## Bond Orders (Mulliken):

between C1 and GE2: order=2.058___ between C1 and H3: order=0.946___
between C1 and H4: order=0.946___ between GE2 and H5: order=0.941___
between GE2 and H6: order=0.941___

## Best Lewis Structure

The Lewis structure that is closest to your structure is determined. The hybridization of the atoms in this idealized Lewis structure is given in the table below.

### Hybridization in the Best Lewis Structure

1. A bonding orbital for C1-Ge2 with 1.9902 electrons
__has 67.41% C 1 character in a sp1.79 hybrid
__has 32.59% Ge 2 character in a sp1.54 hybrid

2. A bonding orbital for C1-Ge2 with 1.9997 electrons
__has 63.70% C 1 character in a p3 hybrid
__has 36.30% Ge 2 character in a p-pi orbital ( 99.22% p 0.77% d)

3. A bonding orbital for C1-H3 with 1.9939 electrons
__has 62.12% C 1 character in a sp2.10 hybrid
__has 37.88% H 3 character in a s orbital

4. A bonding orbital for C1-H4 with 1.9938 electrons
__has 62.11% C 1 character in a sp2.12 hybrid
__has 37.89% H 4 character in a s orbital

5. A bonding orbital for Ge2-H5 with 1.9797 electrons
__has 40.96% Ge 2 character in a sp2.25 hybrid
__has 59.04% H 5 character in a s orbital

6. A bonding orbital for Ge2-H6 with 1.9797 electrons
__has 40.95% Ge 2 character in a sp2.25 hybrid
__has 59.05% H 6 character in a s orbital

-With core pairs on: C 1 Ge 2 Ge 2 Ge 2 Ge 2 Ge 2 Ge 2 Ge 2 Ge 2 Ge 2 Ge 2 Ge 2 Ge 2 Ge 2 Ge 2 -

#### Donor Acceptor Interactions in the Best Lewis Structure

The localized orbitals in your best Lewis structure can interact strongly. A filled bonding or lone pair orbital can act as a donor and an empty or filled bonding, antibonding, or lone pair orbital can act as an acceptor. These interactions can strengthen and weaken bonds. For example, a lone pair donor->antibonding acceptor orbital interaction will weaken the bond associated with the antibonding orbital. Conversly, an interaction with a bonding pair as the acceptor will strengthen the bond. Strong electron delocalization in your best Lewis structure will also show up as donor-acceptor interactions.
Interactions greater than 20 kJ/mol for bonding and lone pair orbitals are listed below.

The interaction of bonding donor orbital, 5, for Ge2-H5 with the antibonding acceptor orbital, 73, for Ge2-H6 is 27.8 kJ/mol.

The interaction of bonding donor orbital, 6, for Ge2-H6 with the antibonding acceptor orbital, 72, for Ge2-H5 is 27.8 kJ/mol.

## Molecular Orbital Energies

The orbital energies are given in eV, where 1 eV=96.49 kJ/mol. Orbitals with very low energy are core 1s orbitals. More antibonding orbitals than you might expect are sometimes listed, because d orbitals are always included for heavy atoms and p orbitals are included for H atoms. Up spins are shown with a ^ and down spins are shown as v.

25 ----- 1.869

24 ----- 0.793

23 ----- -0.223

22 ----- -2.233

21 -^-v- -5.577

20 -^-v- -8.448

19 -^-v- -8.549

18 -^-v- -10.26

17 -^-v- -12.99

16 -^-v- -16.43

15 -^-v- -30.81
14 -^-v- -30.82
13 -^-v- -30.84 12 -^-v- -30.84
11 -^-v- -30.91

10 -^-v- -115.0
9 -^-v- -115.1

8 -^-v- -115.2

7 -^-v- -163.2

6 -^-v- -266.4

5 -^-v- -1192.
4 -^-v- -1193.
3 -^-v- -1193.

2 -^-v- -1337.

1 -^-v- -10786

## Total Electronic Energy

The total electronic energy is a very large number, so by convention the units are given in atomic units, that is Hartrees (H). One Hartree is 2625.5 kJ/mol. The energy reference is for totally dissociated atoms. In other words, the reference state is a gas consisting of nuclei and electrons all at infinite distance from each other. The electronic energy includes all electric interactions and the kinetic energy of the electrons. This energy does not include translation, rotation, or vibration of the the molecule.

Total electronic energy = -2117.3426178088 Hartrees