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Release 17bSeptember 2015
NIST Standard Reference Database 101
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XIXIndex of properties
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IV.C.1. (XIII.D.1.)

Compare vibrational frequencies in CCCBDB for SF6 (Sulfur Hexafluoride)


Frequency in cm-1
  Calculated   Experimental
Mode Number Symmetry Frequency diff Symmetry Frequency Comment
1 A1g 612 -161 A1g 774  
2 Eg 588 -54 Eg 642  
3 T1u 848 -99 T1u 948  
4 T1u 428 -187 T1u 616  
5 T2g 368 -157 T2g 525  
6 T2u 248 -99 T2u 347  
The calculated vibrational frequencies were scaled by 0.8999

See section XIII.C.3 List or set vibrational scaling factors to change the scale factors used here.
See section III.B.3.c Calculate a vibrational scaling factor for a set of molecules to determine the least squares best scaling factor.
See section III.B.3.b List of vibrational scaling factors and their uncertainties for information on where the above scaling factor is from.