Authors: de Oca-Estevez, Maria Judit Montes; Prosmiti, Rita
Journal: JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR GRAPHICS & MODELLING
Publication date: 2023/11/01
Abstract: Computational quantum chemistry has become a powerful tool with a wide range of possibilities to solve chemical-physical problems. As a result of this, the interest in the applications of computational quantum chemistry has expanded considerably, and has opened up novel research opportunities. In particular, those related to the characterization of heavy-atoms complexes, as most electronic structure calculations for such systems struggle with the problem posed by the large number of electrons present in them, and consequently, the introduction of relativistic effects. The present study performed an exhaustive assess to characterized the uncommon NgH+ (Ng = Kr, Xe, and Rn) hydride cations in order to provide accurate rovibrational data of their isotopes to assist in the laboratory characterization or even their astronomical detection. Scalar relativistic effects were included, and the ground and first electronically exited states potential curves were obtained from benchmark ab initio CCSD(T)/CBS and MRCI+Q electronic structure calculations. Next, such interaction potentials, correctly extended to long-range asymptotic regions, were employed in quantum bound state calculations and molecular spectroscopic constants were determined for the most abundance 84Kr, 132Xe, and 222Rn isotopes. Our results were discussed in comparison with available experimental and previous theoretical estimates, aiming to treat accuracy issues. The new sets provide reference data that could serve for spectroscopic characterization of such low abundance and high radioactive species.