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The Infra-Red Bands of Hydrogen Peroxide at lambda9720 and the Structure and Torsional Oscillation of Hydrogen Peroxide

Zumwalt, Lloyd R. and Giguère, Paul A. (1941) The Infra-Red Bands of Hydrogen Peroxide at lambda9720 and the Structure and Torsional Oscillation of Hydrogen Peroxide. Journal of Chemical Physics, 9 (6). pp. 458-462. ISSN 0021-9606. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:ZUMjcp41

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Abstract

A high dispersion study of the OH bands of hydrogen peroxide in the photographic infra-red is described. The rotational structure of the two hybrid bands at 10,283.68 cm^—1 and 10,291.08 cm^—1 is analyzed. The small moment of inertia of hydrogen peroxide is found to be 2.786 × 10^—40 g cm^2 while the harmonic mean of the two larger moments of inertia is found to be approximately 33.9 × 10^—40 g cm^2. The planar cis-configuration is ruled out spectroscopically and it is concluded that hydrogen peroxide exists in a non-planar form. It is tentatively decided that the vibrational levels of hydrogen peroxide are doubled and that the double minimum potential associated with the internal rotation of the OH groups has a high and a low barrier


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Additional Information:Copyright © 1941 American Institute of Physics. Received March 18, 1941. In conclusion the authors would like to express their appreciation to Professor Richard M. Badger for his helpful advice and continued interest in this study. [L.R.Z. was an] Arthur A. Noyes Fellow in Chemistry. [P.A.G. was a] Provincial Government of Quebec Fellow in Chemistry.
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