On the thermal expansion of molecules: A sequel

Zoltán Varga, Magdolna Hargittai, Lawrence S. Bartell

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In a recent article (Varga Z, Hargittai M, Bartell LS (2011) Struct Chem 22: 111-121), we showed with the example of lanthanide triiodide that contrary to previous claims by others, simple metal trihalide molecules do expand with increasing temperature. This sequel is meant to strengthen our argument and the validity of the method we used besides correcting a numerical error.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1065-1066
Number of pages2
JournalStructural Chemistry
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2011


  • Anharmonicity
  • Electron diffraction
  • Morse potential
  • Thermal expansion of bond length


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