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Bad vibrational frequency predictions

Calculated frequencies that differ from experiment by more than 400 cm-1 or have a ratio with experiment outside of 0.7 to 1.2 are listed

Calculated vibrational frequencies ("theory" in table) are calculated at B3LYP/CEP-121G*
Calculated values were scaled by 0.9694.

Species Name mode Symmetry Experiment Theory difference ratio
C3H4O2 β–Propiolactone 21 A" 113 172 59 0.656
CH3CONH2 Acetamide 20 A 259 209 -50 1.240
CH3COOH Acetic acid 18 A" 93 65 -28 1.421
CH3OH Methyl alcohol 12 A" 200 324 124 0.617
C2H6O2S Dimethyl sulfone 20 B1 262 195 -67 1.341
C2H4+ Ethylene cation 4 Au 84 -383 -467 -0.220
CHONH2 formamide 12 A" 289 -113 -402 -2.552
C3F8 perfluoropropane 13 A2 276 213 -63 1.296
CH3COOCH3 methyl acetate 27 A" 110 34 -76 3.278
CF2CCl2 difluorodichloroethylene 7 B1 1327 522 -805 2.542
CF2CCl2 difluorodichloroethylene 8 B1 989 301 -688 3.281
CF2CCl2 difluorodichloroethylene 11 B2 564 433 -131 1.303
CF2CCl2 difluorodichloroethylene 12 B2 323 176 -147 1.838
C3H6O 2-Propen-1-ol 24 A 188 110 -79 1.717
C5H12 Pentane 23 A2 131 103 -28 1.266
C5H8 Cyclopentene 18 A' 254 137 -117 1.858
C2H3N3 1H-1,2,4-Triazole 18 A" 640 501 -139 1.278
CFClCFCl cis-1,2-dichloro-1,2-difluoroethylene 8 B1 1209 319 -890 3.787
CFClCFCl cis-1,2-dichloro-1,2-difluoroethylene 12 B2 533 392 -141 1.358
C6F6 hexafluorobenzene 7 B2g 715 516 -199 1.386
C6F6 hexafluorobenzene 8 B2g 243 167 -76 1.454
C6F6 hexafluorobenzene 20 E2u 175 128 -47 1.368
NH2CN cyanamide 5 A' 408 632 224 0.646
C4H6O2 2,3-Butanedione 9 Ag 614 495 -119 1.241
C4H6O2 2,3-Butanedione 21 Bg 240 101 -139 2.387
C4H2 Diacetylene 6 Πg 627 1350 723 0.464
C4H2 Diacetylene 7 Πg 482 690 208 0.698
C6H4 Benzyne 24 B2 472 354 -118 1.334
C5H12 Propane, 2,2-dimethyl- 12 T1 203 298 95 0.681
C2H3NO3 Oxamic acid 3 A' 2600 3464 864 0.751
C2H3NO3 Oxamic acid 15 A' 328 254 -74 1.293
C2H3NO3 Oxamic acid 16 A" 984 780 -204 1.262
C2H3NO3 Oxamic acid 17 A" 815 642 -173 1.268
C2H3NO3 Oxamic acid 18 A" 745 602 -143 1.238
C2H3NO3 Oxamic acid 20 A" 315 242 -73 1.303
C2H3NO3 Oxamic acid 21 A" 162 46 -116 3.507
C3H6O Oxetane 18 B1 90 64 -25 1.392
C3O2 Carbon suboxide 7 Πu 61 172 111 0.355
HCNO fulminic acid 5 Π 224 122 -102 1.842
C5H8 1,4-Pentadiene 16 A 137 288 151 0.475
C2F2 difluoroacetylene 4 Πg 270 179 -91 1.507
NaOH sodium hydroxide 3 Π 300 207 -93 1.447
SiF2+ Silicon difluoride cation 2 A1 350 267 -83 1.312
C5H8 1,3-Pentadiene, (Z)- 22 A' 144 207 63 0.696
C5H8 1,3-Pentadiene, (Z)- 31 A" 456 346 -110 1.318
C2H+ Ethynyl cation 3 Π 550 787 238 0.698
CH3OO methylperoxy radical 12 A" 170 127 -43 1.338
CH3 Methyl radical 2 A2" 606 451 -156 1.346
C4H9N Cyclobutylamine 21 A' 174 140 -34 1.242
CH2OH Hydroxymethyl radical 9 A 234 418 184 0.560
C6H8 (Z)-hexa-1,3,5-triene 11 A1 1136 856 -280 1.327
C6H8 (Z)-hexa-1,3,5-triene 19 A2 264 153 -111 1.727
C6H8 (Z)-hexa-1,3,5-triene 24 B1 358 104 -254 3.455
CHCl2 dichloromethyl radical 4 A' 190 284 94 0.669
C4H6 Methylenecyclopropane 17 B1 360 283 -77 1.274
C2Cl2 dichloroacetylene 4 Πg 333 244 -89 1.362
ClFO3 Perchloryl fluoride 6 E 405 318 -87 1.272
MgF2 Magnesium fluoride 3 Πu 165 128 -37 1.288
FNO3 Fluorine nitrate 7 A' 303 448 145 0.677
PCl5 Phosphorus pentachloride 2 A1' 370 264 -106 1.402
PCl5 Phosphorus pentachloride 7 E' 100 79 -21 1.268
N2O3 Dinitrogen trioxide 9 A" 63 127 64 0.497
SF5 Sulfur pentafluoride 9 E 387 302 -85 1.283
C3 carbon trimer 3 Πu 63 301 238 0.210
C4 Carbon tetramer 4 Πg 323 525 202 0.616
SiH- silicon monohydride anion 1 Σ 2175 1712 -463 1.270
SF5Cl sulfur chloropentafluoride 5 B1 625 433 -192 1.443
SF5Cl sulfur chloropentafluoride 7 B2 505 295 -210 1.712
SF5Cl sulfur chloropentafluoride 11 E 397 231 -166 1.716
C2H4O4 Formic acid dimer 13 Au 1050 73 -977 14.330
ClOO chloroperoxy radical 2 A' 414 261 -152 1.583
ClOO chloroperoxy radical 3 A' 201 104 -97 1.935
Cl3- trichloride anion 2 Σu 327 264 -63 1.241
H2OH2O water dimer 12 A" 88 58 -30 1.526
H2POH Phosphinous acid 9 A" 375 238 -138 1.579
CH3BO Borane, methyloxo- 7 E 897 1431 534 0.627