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Compare vibrational frequencies for two calculations for MgO (magnesium oxide)


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 Σ Σ   690 1010 -320.1 0.683   18.455 18.455 0.000 1.000   115.76 1148.53 0.101
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.