Can Thermal Vibration Amplitudes be Used as Indicators of Reaction Pathways An Examination of [Nb, TaF7]2- Structures

M.C. Favas, J.M. Harrowfield, D.L. Kepert, Brian Skelton, L.M. Vitolo, Allan White

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Thermal vibrational amplitudes, determined from a single-crystal X-ray study of K2TaF7 at room temperature, show similar characteristics to the neutron values for isomorphous K2NbF7, exhibiting considerable variations in anisotropies for the different fluorine atoms. These variations can be rationalized by using a combination of electron pair repulsion theory and crystal packing considerations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1547-1557
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry: an international journal for chemical science
Publication statusPublished - 1992

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