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Laser Chemistry
Volume 2, Issue 5-6, Pages 309-320

Applications of the Local Mode Model to CH Bond Length Changes, Molecular Conformations and Vibrational Dynamics

Chemistry Department, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg R3T 2N2, Manitoba, Canada

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The theoretical basis for the local mode model is reviewed. The model is applied to gas phase overtone spectra of aromatic molecules to investigate both substituent induced CH bond length changes and conformationally inequivalent hydrogens. The dynamic implications of the local mode model are discussed.