Table 3
(a) Metal family (Al, Ga) interacting with methane. Relative energies (kcal mol−1) of the reactants, intermediary HXCH3 and final products for three lowest states of the metal.

X: metalAlaGab
(2P, 2S, 2D)(2P, 2S, 2P)

X(2nd) + CH492.593.993.193.7
X(1st) + CH472.2473.469.372.7
H + XCH345.048.245.7
HX + CH345.042.838.9c40.2
HXCH36.54.9d6.1
X(gs) + CH40000

aFrom [88]
bFrom [14]
cFrom [97]
dFrom [98].
(b) Metal family (Al, Ga) interacting with silane. Relative energies (kcal mol−1) of the reactants, the HXSiH3 intermediary and final products for three lowest states of the metals.

X: metalAlaGab
(2P, 2S, 2D)(2P, 2S, 2P)

X(2nd) + SiH492.593.193.7
X(1st) + SiH472.2469.371.7
H + XSiH345.3
HX + SiH324.5c26.1
HXSiH36.21d6.1
X(gs) + SiH40000

aFrom [88]
bFrom [13]
cFrom [97]
dFrom [99].