The C-N bond dissociation energy in nitrosyl cyanide

Brian G. Gowenlock, C. A F Johnson, Colin M. Keary, Josef Pfab

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D(NC-NO) has been determined by an electron impact method. The value obtained is 28.8 ± 2.5 kcal mol-1 (120.5 ± 11.5 kJ mol-1). This value is compared with those obtained for other nitroso-compounds and it is concluded that there is no simple relation between C-N bond dissociation energy and bond length in these compounds, the predominant contribution to the bond dissociation energy being the reorganisation energy in the liberated nitric oxide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 2
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1975


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