Characteristic Vibrations of [AuCl4]- (D4h symmetry)

The forms of the normal modes for [AuCl4]- were calculated at the Hartree-Fock level using the SBKJC basis set with effective core potentials.  Listed frequencies are tabulated from work by PJ Hendra (1967, Spectrochimica Acta 23A:2871) and Degen and Rowlands (1991, Spectrochimica Acta 47A:1263).  Frequencies for n3 and n5 were not identified in those works, so the ab initio frequency is listed for those vibrations.

o1 = 347 cm-1 

A1g Symmetry

o2 = 171 cm-1 

B1g Symmetry


o3 = ~136 cm-1 

A2u Symmetry

o4 = 324 cm-1 

B2g Symmetry

o5 = ~78 cm-1 

B2u Symmetry


o6 = 350 cm-1 

Eu Symmetry

o7 = 179 cm-1 

Eu Symmetry


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