Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title

Journal of Chemical Physics

Publication Date

1984

Volume

81

First Page

407

Last Page

409

DOI

10.1063/1.447319

Abstract

Ab initio calculations are carried out for (NH3)2 with a 6‐31G∗∗(1p,2d) basis set containing diffuse polarization functions. Electron correlation is included via second‐order Møller–Plesset perturbation theory (MP2). At the SCF level, the equilibrium R(NN) distance is 3.54 Å and the interaction energy is −2.35 kcal/mol. Inclusion of correlation enhances the attraction substantially, increasing the energy to −4.05 kcal/mol and reducing the intermolecular separation by 0.20 Å. Comparison with previous results at the SCF level demonstrates a variety of errors including exaggerated dipole moments, underestimation of polarization energy, and sizable superposition errors with these smaller basis sets.

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Originally published by American Institute of Physics in the Journal of Chemical Physics.

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