NCl singlet*

N1 - CL2
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Atomic Charges and Dipole Moment

N1 charge=-0.256
CL2 charge= 0.256
with a dipole moment of 2.04970 Debye

Bond Lengths:

between N1 and CL2: distance=1.633 ang___

Bond Orders (Mulliken):

between N1 and CL2: order=1.203___

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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 N1-Cl2 with 2.0000 electrons
__has 46.51% N 1 character in a s0.47 p3 hybrid
__has 53.49% Cl 2 character in a s0.54 p3 hybrid

2. A bonding orbital for N1-Cl2 with 2.0000 electrons
__has 11.89% N 1 character in a p-pi orbital ( 99.47% p 0.53% d)
__has 88.11% Cl 2 character in a p-pi orbital ( 99.79% p 0.21% d)

9. A lone pair orbital for N1 with 1.9996 electrons
__made from a sp0.14 hybrid

10. A lone pair orbital for N1 with 1.9876 electrons
__made from a p-pi orbital ( 99.93% p 0.07% d)

11. A lone pair orbital for Cl2 with 1.9991 electrons
__made from a sp0.16 hybrid

12. A lone pair orbital for Cl2 with 1.9978 electrons
__made from a p-pi orbital (100.00% p)

-With core pairs on: N 1 Cl 2 Cl 2 Cl 2 Cl 2 Cl 2 -

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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.

16 ----- 6.653
15 ----- 6.543


14 ----- -1.308


13 ----- -6.105


12 -^-v- -5.024


11 -^-v- -10.20

10 -^-v- -10.38

9 -^-v- -10.94


8 -^-v- -17.30


7 -^-v- -24.55


6 -^-v- -192.5

5 -^-v- -192.9
4 -^-v- -193.0


3 -^-v- -251.1


2 -^-v- -379.8


1 -^-v- -2732.

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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 = -514.8309978266 Hartrees

*See NCl triplet for the lower energy triplet state.

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