## Abstract

Low-lying electronic states of TiCl and ZrCl were investigated by the complete active space SCF (CASSCF), multi-reference singly and doubly excited configuration interaction (MRSDCI), and multi-reference coupled pair approximation (MRCPA) calculations using the model core potential (MCP) method. Relativistic effects were incorporated in the MCP and basis sets for Zr at the level of Cowan and Griffin's quasi-relativistic Hartree-Fock method. The ^{4}Φ state was found to be the ground state of TiCl, whereas the ^{2}Δ state was the ground state of ZrCl at all levels of calculation. Two low-lying excited states were very close in energy to the ground state. The excited ^{4}Σ^{-} and ^{2}Δ states of TiCl were higher than the ground state by 0.102 eV and 0.458 eV, respectively, and the excited ^{4}Φ and ^{4}Σ^{-} states of ZrCl were higher by 0.094 eV and 0.110 eV, respectively, at the MRCPA level. The calculated values of r_{e}(2.319 Å) and ω_{e}(382 cm^{-1}) for the ground ^{4}Φ state of TiCl are quite close to the values of r_{e}(2.351 Å) and ω_{e}(383 cm^{-1}) for the ground ^{2}Δ state of ZrCl. The values of r_{e}, ω_{e}, B_{e}, and α_{e} are reasonably comparable to the observed values for both TiCl and ZrCl.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 3989-3994 |

Number of pages | 6 |

Journal | Journal of Chemical Physics |

Volume | 111 |

Issue number | 9 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - Sep 1 1999 |

## All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry