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Inelastic electron tunneling spectroscopy (lETS) is also applicable to dispersed metals, giving information on low energy vibrational modes such as M -CO stretching and CO bending modes, which generally cannot be seen in IRS. , 1980; Kroeker and Hansma, 1981). The spectral changes observed by Yates et aI. (1979a) in the system Ah03/Rh/CO, at varying CO coverage, are represented in Fig. 6. The most pronounced feature is a doublet with components at 2101 and 2031 cm- I . In contrast to the other features, this doublet does not show any wave number shift with increasing CO coverage.

Other relevant analytical methods include determination of the weight increase by carbide formation, or any of the surface specific spectroscopic methods such as Auger spectroscopy or low energy electron diffraction (LEED). We shall now review some particular transition metals with regard to their capacity of dissociating carbon monoxide. One of the most studied metals in this respect is nickel. Bahr and Bahr (1928) discovered that nickel carbide is formed if fine Ni powder is treated at 250 - 270 0 C with CO gas.

Thus, the dipole moment is so low and the dipole polarity is C-O+ due to a fortuitous cancellation of opposing electronic contributions. The CO Molecule 25 Atomic charges, on the other hand are designed to reflect the total quantity of electronic charge associated with each nucleus. On this basis, of course, the six bonding electrons, with an average position in the internuclear region, about 3/4 of the way from the carbon to the oxygen, are the dominant factor leading to C+O-. However, Politzer et al.

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