We compare two formalisms applied to the vibrational modes of the molecule of AsH3 of C3v molecular symmetry group. Indeed, the close stretching modes of this molecule may be considered as those of a three-dimensional oscillator whereas the bending modes may be considered either as a one-dimensional oscillator of symmetry A1 and a two-dimensional oscillator of symmetry E or as an approximate three-dimensional oscillator. So, we have applied the U(p + 1) formalism to the both stretching and bending modes and introduced coupling terms acting on an appropriate coupled vibrational basis through a local mode formalism. We have then compared the result of our fitting with those obtained with the coupling of a local mode formalism adapted to the stretching vibrations with a normal mode formalism for the bending ones. Finally we compare our results with other methods recently proposed in the literature.
- Local mode
- Normal mode
- Unitary group approach
- Vibrational excitations
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics