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XVII.C.1. (III.D.6.)

Calculated Ionization Energy for CH3OH (Methyl alcohol)

Experimental Ionization Energy is 10.84 ± 0.01 eV
Please note! These calculated ionizataion energies have the vibrational zero-point energy (zpe) included, but the zpe has NOT been scaled. Click on an entry for more details, including the ionization energy with a scaled zpe.
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Ionization Energies in eV
Methods with predefined basis sets
semi-empirical PM6  
composite G3B3 10.762

Ionization Energies in eV
Methods with standard basis sets
3-21G 3-21G* 6-31G* 6-31+G** 6-311G* 6-311G** 6-31G(2df,p) TZVP cc-pVTZ aug-cc-pVTZ
hartree fock HF     9.373         9.454    
density functional SVWN 10.388   10.660 10.924       10.909    
BLYP     9.997              
B3LYP             10.303 10.565    
M06-2X   -6.917 10.540              
PBE1PBE     10.300              
HSEh1PBE 10.036   10.296           10.415  
TPSSh     10.200 10.405     10.155   10.324  
wB97X-D   10.122 10.406     10.474     10.504 10.574
3-21G 3-21G* 6-31G* 6-31+G** 6-311G* 6-311G** 6-31G(2df,p) TZVP cc-pVTZ aug-cc-pVTZ
Moller Plesset perturbation MP2     10.542   10.576     10.853    
MP3       10.460            
MP3=FULL     10.355 10.672            
B2PLYP     10.319              
3-21G 3-21G* 6-31G* 6-31+G** 6-311G* 6-311G** 6-31G(2df,p) TZVP cc-pVTZ aug-cc-pVTZ
For descriptions of the methods (AM1, HF, MP2, ...) and basis sets (3-21G, 3-21G*, 6-31G, ...) see the glossary in section I.C. Predefined means the basis set used is determined by the method.