A Hückel-type effective Hamiltonian is used to examine the conditions for site-selected reactivity. The example is the dissociation of a positive ion, as in mass spectrometry. Coupling to the dissociative channels is included by a rate operator. We examine the time evolution of the charge and bond order matrices and of the yield of fragments following a localized initial ionization. Dissociation is found to follow the (positive) charge. Variations in the local properties can markedly change the dissociation pattern. A more statistical limit is reached when the migration of charge is unimpeded.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry