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III.G.7. (XIII.B.3.) (XIII.D.5.)

Compare vibrational frequencies for two calculations for HCN- (Hydrogen cyanide anion)

A = HF/6-31G*

B = MP2/6-31G*

scale factors=0.8985, 0.943
  symmetry   frequency (cm-1)   reduced mass (amu)   IR Intensity (km mol-1)
mode number A B   A B diff. ratio   A B diff. ratio   A B diff. ratio
1 A' A'   1800 2044 -244.8 0.880   1.396 12.625 -11.229 0.111   463.84 61.78 402.06 7.508
2 A' A'   1451 275 1175.7 5.276   3.100 1.046 2.054 2.965   577.87 56.82 521.05 10.170
3 A' A'   795 43 752.1 18.601   1.286 1.969 -0.683 0.653   80.47 0.04 80.43 1962.595
scaled by     0.8985 0.943

See section III.C.1 List or set vibrational scaling factors to change the scale factors used here.
See section III.C.2 Calculate a vibrational scaling factor for a given set of molecules to determine the least squares best scaling factor.