Non-nuclear attractor of electron density as a manifestation of the solvated electron

Timerghazin, Qadir K.; Peslherbe, Gilles H.
August 2007
Journal of Chemical Physics;8/14/2007, Vol. 127 Issue 6, p064108
Academic Journal
Two or more polar molecules can trap an excess electron either in a dipole-bound fashion where it is located outside of the cluster (dipole-bound electron) or inside the cluster (solvated electron). The topology of the electron density in dipole-bound and solvated-electron clusters has been examined for the paradigm (HF)3- cluster. As spatial confinement of the excess electron increases, a non-nuclear maximum (or attractor) of the electron density eventually forms, which suggests that the solvated electron can be described as a topological atom with its own set of physicochemical properties.


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