How large is the effect of 1s correlation on the De, ωe, and re of N2?

Bauschlicher, Charles W.; Partridge, Harry
March 1994
Journal of Chemical Physics;3/15/1994, Vol. 100 Issue 6, p4329
Academic Journal
The effect of N 1s correlation on the spectroscopic constants of N2 is studied using the coupled-cluster singles and doubles approach with a perturbational estimate of the connected triples [CCSD(T)] and internally contracted multireference configuration interaction (ICMRCI) techniques. At the ICMRCI level, we obtain a 1s effect of +1.35 kcal/mol on the dissociation energy. However, the effect is found to be smaller when size-extensive methods are used. The 1s effects computed at the CCSD(T) and internally contracted averaged coupled-pair-functional (ICACPF) levels are in excellent agreement. Our best estimate for the effect of 1s correlation is +0.8 kcal/mol on De, +9 cm-1 on ωe, and -0.002 Å on the bond length. Including our estimate for the effect of 1s correlation, we obtain a De of 227.1 using a correlation-consistent polarized-valence sextuple zeta basis set at the ICMRCI+Q level (where the +Q indicates that the Davidson correction has been included). Basis set incompleteness, which is estimated to be 0.7±0.2 kcal/mol, is still the major source of error. The CCSD(T) ten-electron results are found to be in excellent agreement with those obtained at the ICACPF or ICMRCI+Q levels of theory.


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