Bonding in boranes

Alison Rodger*, Susan M. Colwell, Brian F.G. Johnson

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The energetic results from molecular orbital calculations on fragments of boron hydrides and hydrocarbons illustrate the fundamental differences in bonding between these two types of compounds. Combining the results for boranes with an extension of Lipscomb's topological approach yields a procedure for constructing potentially stable boranes and understanding their bonding characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1035-1044
Number of pages10
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes


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