The Science Seminar Series: September 23, 2004
Odd Electron Chemical Bonds
Dr. Andreas Illies, Department of Chemistry, Auburn University
Valdosta State University
Valdosta, GA, 31698
Place: Powell Hall
Time: 4:00 -5:00pm
Experimental studies of odd electron bonding in the gas-phase will be presented. The seminar will focus on research of two-center three-electron (2c-3e) bonds involving hetroatoms on small molecules. The intent of the research is to understand the properties of these bonds and the effects of chemical factors on their formation. The nature of these bonds will be described at a level appropriate for a general science audience. Hopefully, the audience will gain an understanding and insight into these unusual bonds.