Submission Title

The High Resolution Infrared Analysis of Allene

Session Number

PS2

Location

Graves Gym

Abstract Number

PS2-u

Abstract

The high resolution (0.0013 cm-1) infrared spectrum of allene (C3H4) has been analyzed for the v11 band centered at 352.6 cm-1. Allene is a prolate symmetric top molecule (Ia< Ib= Ic) of D2h molecular point group symmetry. The v11 band originates from an excitation of a vibrational mode perpendicular to the molecular symmetry axis and results in infrared transitions in which both the K and l quantum numbers necessarily change. Over 2150 transitions were assigned to K and J levels extending up to K=14 and J=52, and no perturbations were observed. This vibration is low in energy and provides a reliable way of measuring the ground state rotational constants which can then be used to determine structural parameters for the molecule as well as facilitate determining the energy levels of other higher energy vibration states that are perturbed.

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The High Resolution Infrared Analysis of Allene

Graves Gym

The high resolution (0.0013 cm-1) infrared spectrum of allene (C3H4) has been analyzed for the v11 band centered at 352.6 cm-1. Allene is a prolate symmetric top molecule (Ia< Ib= Ic) of D2h molecular point group symmetry. The v11 band originates from an excitation of a vibrational mode perpendicular to the molecular symmetry axis and results in infrared transitions in which both the K and l quantum numbers necessarily change. Over 2150 transitions were assigned to K and J levels extending up to K=14 and J=52, and no perturbations were observed. This vibration is low in energy and provides a reliable way of measuring the ground state rotational constants which can then be used to determine structural parameters for the molecule as well as facilitate determining the energy levels of other higher energy vibration states that are perturbed.