The Capping Theory of Chemical Clusters Based on 12N/14N Series
- Enos Masheija Rwantale Kiremire
The genesis of chemical clusters of the transition and main group elements has been established. The base-line for cluster valence electrons has been demarcated with help of capping series. Using the base-line as a reference, the formulas of fragments and clusters were generated. Also a simple general formula for calculating cluster valence electrons for systems ranging from a single to multi-skeletal element clusters was identified. The concepts of the existence of nuclei in clusters and some having black-holes were well established. The capping principle was extended to the main group and transition elements of the periodic table and a difference between metals and non-metals was discerned. The skeletal elements of clusters whose series have advanced beyond closo baseline level S=4n+2 can be separated into two broad groups, namely those which follow the closo series(nucleus) and those which follow the capping series.
- Albert JohnEditorial Assistant