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Comparison of experiment and theory for aHCH

Species with coordinate aHCH
Species Name
CH3SeH Methane selenol
H2CO- formaldehyde anion
H2CO Formaldehyde
H2CO+ formaldehyde cation
H2NCH2COOH Glycine
C4H10O Ethoxy ethane
CH3OH- Methyl alcohol anion
CH3OH Methyl alcohol
CH3OH+ Methyl alcohol cation
CH3SOCH3 Dimethyl sulfoxide
C2H6O2S Dimethyl sulfone
CH3CCl3 Ethane, 1,1,1-trichloro-
CH4- Methane anion
CH4 Methane
CH4+ Methane cation
CH3Br methyl bromide
C2H6 Ethane
C2H6+ ethane cation
C2H4- Ethylene anion
C2H4 Ethylene
C2H4+ Ethylene cation
CH3Cl Methyl chloride
CH3I methyl iodide
CH3NH2 methyl amine
CH3NH2+ methyl amine cation
CH3SH Methanethiol
CH3SH+ Methanethiol cation
CH2Br2 dibromomethane
C2H5Br Ethyl bromide
C3H8 Propane
CH3CCH propyne
CH3CH2Cl Ethyl chloride
CH2CHF Ethene, fluoro-
CH2CHF+ fluoroethene cation
CH3CN- acetonitrile anion
CH3CN Acetonitrile
CH3CN+ Acetonitrile cation
CH3CHO Acetaldehyde
CH3CH2SH ethanethiol
CH2Cl2 Methylene chloride
CH2F2 Methane, difluoro-
CH3SCH3 Dimethyl sulfide
C3H6 Cyclopropane
C2H4O Ethylene oxide
CH3CH(CH3)CH3 Isobutane
CH3CHCl2 Ethane, 1,1-dichloro-
CH2CCl2 Ethene, 1,1-dichloro-
CH3COCl Acetyl Chloride
CH3CHF2 Ethane, 1,1-difluoro-
CH2CF2 Ethene, 1,1-difluoro-
N(CH3)3 Trimethylamine
C3H6O Propylene oxide
C(CH3)3NH2 2-Propanamine, 2-methyl-
C4H10O Ethanol, 1,1-dimethyl-
Si(CH3)4 tetramethylsilane
C5H8 1,3-Butadiene, 2-methyl-
CH3COCH2CH3 2-Butanone
CH2CHCH2CH3 1-Butene
CH2CHCHO Acrolein
C3H7SH 1-Propanethiol
C2H8N2 Ethylenediamine
CH3CHNOH Acetaldoxime
CH3OCHO methyl formate
C6H10O cyclohexanone
C3H2N2 Malononitrile
C6H12 Cyclohexane
C6H10 cyclohexene
C5H8O 2H-Pyran, 3,4-dihydro-
C5H11N Piperidine
CH3OCH3 Dimethyl ether
CH2C(CH3)CH3 1-Propene, 2-methyl-
C5H8O Cyclopentanone
CH3CH2CHO Propanal
C4H9N Pyrrolidine
CH3NHCH3 Dimethylamine
C4H8O2 Ethyl acetate
C5H8 Cyclopentene
C5H10O 2H-Pyran, tetrahydro-
C2H5N Aziridine
CH2O2 Dioxirane
C4H6 Bicyclo[1.1.0]butane
C5H8 Spiropentane
C5H8 Bicyclo[2.1.0]pentane
C6H10 Bicyclo[3.1.0]hexane
CH2NN diazomethane
C2H5F fluoroethane
CH2BrF Methane, bromofluoro-
C2H4S Thiirane
CH3CF3 Ethane, 1,1,1-trifluoro-
CH2CCH2 allene
CH2CO Ketene
CH2CO+ Ketene cation
C5H12 Propane, 2,2-dimethyl-
C6H6 Fulvene
C4H8O2 1,3-Dioxolane, 2-methyl-
CH3CCCH3 2-Butyne
C3H6O Oxetane
C4H10O Methyl propyl ether
CH3COF Acetyl fluoride
C6H12 2,3-dimethyl-but-2-ene
C5H10O 2-Butanone, 3-methyl-
CH3F Methyl fluoride
CH2FCl fluorochloromethane
CH3NC methyl isocyanide
CH3OCl methyl hypochlorite
CH3SeCH3 dimethylselenide
CH3CCl2CH3 Propane, 2,2-dichloro-
C5H6S Thiophene, 3-methyl-
C2H4F2 1,2-difluoroethane
CH3SCH2CH3 Ethane, (methylthio)-
CH3ONO Methyl nitrite
C4H5N (E)-2-Butenenitrile
C5H12O Butane, 1-methoxy-
C3H6O2 1,3-Dioxolane
C6H8 Bicyclo[3.1.0]hex-2-ene
C3H7N Cyclopropylamine
C4H6 Cyclobutene
H2CS Thioformaldehyde
C5H4O2 4-Cyclopentene-1,3-dione
CH3SiH3 methyl silane
SiH2(CH3)2 dimethylsilane
C5H8 Cyclobutane, methylene-
C4H6O Cyclobutanone
GeH3CH3 methyl germane
C5H10S 2H-Thiopyran, tetrahydro-
C5H10 Cyclopropane, 1,1-dimethyl-
C4H6O Furan, 2,5-dihydro-
C4H6S Thiophene, 2,5-dihydro-
CH2NH Methanimine
CH3O- methoxy anion
CH3O Methoxy radical
CH3O+ Methoxy cation
CH3CH2O Ethoxy radical
CH3- methyl anion
CH3 Methyl radical
CH3+ methyl cation
CH2- methylene anion
CH2 Methylene
CH2+ methylene cation
C3H4 cyclopropene
H2CCCCH2 Butatriene
C4H6 1-Methylcyclopropene
CHOCHCHCH3 2-Butenal
C5H7N Cyclobutanecarbonitrile
C3H4O Cyclopropanone
C4H5N Cyclopropanecarbonitrile
C3H4O Methylketene
C4H6 Methylenecyclopropane
C5H6 Cyclopropylacetylene
CH2Cl chloromethyl radical
CH3S thiomethoxy
CH2PH H2CPH
The small subscript is the number of angles with completed calculations.
Click on an entry for a histogram of the difference distribution.
rms differences (calculated - experiment) in degrees
Methods with predefined basis sets

rms differences (calculated - experiment) in degrees
Methods with standard basis sets
STO-3G 3-21G 3-21G* 6-31G 6-31G* 6-31G** 6-31+G** 6-311G* 6-311G** 6-31G(2df,p) 6-311+G(3df,2p) 6-311+G(3df,2pd) TZVP cc-pVDZ cc-pVTZ cc-pVQZ aug-cc-pVDZ aug-cc-pVTZ aug-cc-pVQZ cc-pV(D+d)Z cc-pV(T+d)Z aug-cc-pV(T+d)Z cc-pCVDZ cc-pCVTZ daug-cc-pVTZ Sadlej_pVTZ
hartree fock HF 2.1375 1.9401 1.8401 1.9392 1.9413 1.9398 1.285 1.9399 1.9376 1.9378 1.9380 0.418 10.0412 1.9399 1.8384 0.9119 1.9384 1.9381 1.048 1.78 1.451 1.15 1.521 1.121 0.48 0.866
ROHF   2.77 2.210 1.57 2.87 2.113 2.013 2.113 1.67       1.74 2.013 1.913 1.84 1.74 1.84 1.84   0.62     0.03    
density functional LSDA 2.1394 1.9394 1.9394 2.0396 2.0396 1.9390 1.9390 2.0396 1.9390 2.0387 0.618 0.618 0.942 2.0390 1.9390 0.615 1.9387 0.751 0.615 1.77 1.56 1.64 1.68 1.411 0.48  
SVWN 0.918 10.2402 0.818 0.818 10.1406 1.142 10.1406 1.042 0.942 1.142 0.618 0.618 10.3393 1.042 0.942 0.615 0.842 0.842 0.615 1.93 1.55 1.64 1.55 1.28 0.48  
BLYP 2.0372 1.9397 1.6363 2.0396 10.1411 1.9399 1.9399 1.6351 1.9376 2.0377 0.518 0.518 0.842 1.9389 1.9393 0.515 1.9333 0.735 0.515 1.87 1.46 1.34 1.88 1.611 0.68  
B1B95 2.1361 1.9366 1.8366 2.0368 1.9362 1.9370 1.9395 1.9373 1.9368 1.9364 0.619 0.418 0.742 2.0370 1.9370 0.515 1.9363 8.0271 0.515 1.77 1.46 1.35 1.511 1.314 0.58  
B3LYP 2.0382 1.9382 1.8398 1.9396 1.9401 1.9399 1.9396 1.9402 1.995 1.9402 1.9316 0.518 10.1410 1.9399 2.7381 1.251 1.5270 10.4382 0.848 1.88 1.551 1.35 1.320 1.223 0.58 0.866
B3LYPultrafine 0.818 1.138 0.818 0.718 1.9361 0.838 1.5134 0.838 0.518 0.718 0.518 0.518 0.738 0.842 1.5280 0.515 0.742 1.9404 0.515 1.43 1.35 1.34 1.15 0.98 0.58  
B3PW91 1.991 1.8398 1.8398 1.9397 1.9393 1.9399 1.5360 1.9401 1.994 2.0383 0.518 0.518 0.742 1.9399 2.1395 0.515 1.9333 1.8172 0.515 1.77 1.46 1.44 1.78 1.411 0.58  
mPW1PW91 2.0102 1.8396 1.9141 1.9390 1.8392 1.8393 1.8394 1.9397 1.9380 1.9377 0.518 0.418 0.742 1.6387 1.6267 0.515 1.9338 0.645 0.515 1.77 1.46 1.44 1.78 1.411 0.58  
M06-2X 2.148 1.048 11.1334 0.948 10.0412 0.848 0.748 0.848 0.748 1.8179 0.418 0.318 0.742 0.748 1.8179 0.415 0.645 1.8176 0.415 1.77 1.26 1.34 1.78 1.411 0.48  
PBEPBE 1.990 1.9376 1.6100 1.697 1.9389 2.0389 1.9389 2.0392 1.9380 2.0377 2.0325 0.518 0.842 2.0370 1.9389 0.515 1.457 2.7214 0.515 1.88 1.79 1.44 1.78 1.411 0.58 0.866
PBEPBEultrafine 0.918 1.138 0.818 0.718 1.9375 0.938 0.738 0.838 0.618 0.718 0.518 0.518 0.738 0.942 0.742 0.515 0.742 0.742 0.515 1.63 1.35 1.44 1.25 1.08 0.58  
PBE1PBE 2.242 1.042 1.042 0.842 10.1406 0.942 0.742 0.842 0.842 0.942 0.518 0.418 0.742 0.842 0.742 0.515 0.742 0.742 0.515 1.63 1.35 1.44 1.25 1.08 0.48  
HSEh1PBE 2.148 10.1404 1.048 0.948 10.1412 0.948 10.0412 0.848 0.848 0.948 0.518 0.418 0.742 0.848 10.1408 0.515 0.645 0.645 0.515 1.77 1.46 1.44 1.68 1.411 0.58  
TPSSh 2.116 1.131 1.031 0.931 10.1415 0.831 10.1414 0.831 0.716 10.1408     0.728 0.831 10.0415 0.613 0.731 0.731 0.613 1.23 1.35 1.34 1.15 0.98 0.58  
wB97X-D 2.117 0.717 10.1408 0.617 8.0400 0.817 8.0400 0.717 8.0400 0.717     8.0400 8.0400 8.0400 0.714 0.617 8.0400 0.614 1.53 1.24 1.33 1.43 1.33 0.48  
B97D3 2.49 10.1408 1.29 1.19 10.2405 1.09 1.09 0.99 10.1409 0.99     0.99 1.09 0.99 0.86 1.09 10.1409 0.86 1.43 1.23 1.23 1.23 1.23 0.58  
STO-3G 3-21G 3-21G* 6-31G 6-31G* 6-31G** 6-31+G** 6-311G* 6-311G** 6-31G(2df,p) 6-311+G(3df,2p) 6-311+G(3df,2pd) TZVP cc-pVDZ cc-pVTZ cc-pVQZ aug-cc-pVDZ aug-cc-pVTZ aug-cc-pVQZ cc-pV(D+d)Z cc-pV(T+d)Z aug-cc-pV(T+d)Z cc-pCVDZ cc-pCVTZ daug-cc-pVTZ Sadlej_pVTZ
Moller Plesset perturbation MP2 2.393 1.8397 1.8397 1.8389 10.1412 1.8401 1.8400 8.0402 1.8380 2.0268 0.321 0.318 10.2401 1.8401 6.8381 0.731 1.6265 7.9282 0.631 1.58 15.951 1.05 1.228 0.931 0.18 0.866
MP2=FULL 2.2101 1.7283 1.9146 1.7143 6.6407 1.5345 1.5349 1.9387 1.794 2.0199 0.318 0.318 0.942 1.6282 7.5308 0.731 1.047 1.8177 0.731 1.58 15.554 1.15 1.228 0.931 0.18 0.866
ROMP2 5.74 2.84 2.84 2.34 2.24 2.34 1.84 1.84 1.84 1.94     1.74 2.04 1.44   1.64       0.41     0.03 0.32  
MP3 0.618 0.718 0.718 0.718 1.9355 0.418 10.1412 0.418 0.318 0.418 0.318 0.318 0.838 0.938 0.738 0.315 0.318 0.318 0.27 1.44 1.25 1.14 1.15 0.88 0.38  
MP3=FULL   0.517 0.717 0.617 10.1415 0.717 10.5378 0.717 0.717 0.817     0.926 1.026 0.726   0.617 0.517   1.53 1.15 1.24 1.15 0.88 0.28  
MP4 1.230 1.3110 0.721 0.620 9.1186 0.418 0.318 0.941 1.268 0.524 0.318 0.318 0.842 0.942 0.850 0.315 0.742 0.637 0.315 1.67 1.26 1.14 1.58 1.311 0.28  
MP4=FULL 0.818 1.242 0.818 0.618 0.942 0.418 0.318 0.418 0.842 0.518 0.318 0.318 0.216 0.942 0.637 0.315 0.742 0.635 0.315 1.53 1.15 1.14 1.15 0.88 0.28  
B2PLYP 2.432 1.132 1.132 0.932 10.2405 0.932 0.743 0.932 0.834 1.9167 0.48 0.48 0.730 0.932 10.5381 0.48 0.732 1.8167 0.48 1.43 1.25 1.24 1.15 0.98 0.48  
B2PLYP=FULL 2.530 1.043 1.130 0.930 0.843 0.930 0.743 0.930 0.830 0.930     0.730 0.930 0.730   0.730 0.730   1.43 1.25 1.24 1.15 0.98 0.48  
B2PLYP=FULLultrafine 3.018 1.018 1.118 0.818 1.9345 1.018 0.818 0.918 0.818 0.918     0.718 0.918 0.618   0.718 0.618   1.43 1.14 1.23 1.33 1.23 0.48  
Configuration interaction CID 0.618 1.9122 1.6108 1.5105 1.5325 0.723 0.421 1.5121 0.423 0.624 0.318 0.318 0.216 0.418 0.622 0.315 0.318 0.318 0.17 1.53 1.25 1.24 1.25 0.98 0.38  
CISD 0.718 1.8137 1.6108 1.5105 1.5327 0.933 0.318 1.5108 0.423 0.624 0.318 0.318 0.216 0.418 0.622 0.315 0.318 0.318 0.17 1.53 1.25 1.24 1.15 0.98 0.38  
STO-3G 3-21G 3-21G* 6-31G 6-31G* 6-31G** 6-31+G** 6-311G* 6-311G** 6-31G(2df,p) 6-311+G(3df,2p) 6-311+G(3df,2pd) TZVP cc-pVDZ cc-pVTZ cc-pVQZ aug-cc-pVDZ aug-cc-pVTZ aug-cc-pVQZ cc-pV(D+d)Z cc-pV(T+d)Z aug-cc-pV(T+d)Z cc-pCVDZ cc-pCVTZ daug-cc-pVTZ Sadlej_pVTZ
Quadratic configuration interaction QCISD 1.146 3.9335 1.9126 1.8136 2.0282 1.7160 1.5173 1.5273 1.4255 1.8196 0.318 0.318 0.842 1.6173 1.8184 0.315 0.745 1.8176 0.17 1.68 1.69 1.24 1.214 1.117 0.38  
QCISD(T) 0.718 0.721 0.721 0.618 10.0143 0.922 0.626 0.947 0.428 0.418 0.318 0.318 0.742 0.851 0.643 0.315 0.742 0.537 0.315 1.53 1.15 1.14 1.214 1.118 0.28  
QCISD(T)=FULL         1.026   0.926             1.026 0.621 0.717 0.826 0.621 0.617 1.53 1.14 1.23 1.43 0.87 0.28  
QCISD(TQ) 0.618 0.718 0.812 0.812 0.930 0.418 0.830 0.412 0.318 0.418 0.318 0.315 0.216 0.830 0.624 0.511 0.630 0.512 0.94         0.03    
QCISD(TQ)=FULL         1.018   1.015             1.115 0.412 0.510 0.718 0.511 0.84         0.03    
Coupled Cluster CCD 1.146 1.5135 1.9125 1.8134 7.0363 1.8133 1.8126 1.8151 1.186 1.188 0.318 0.318 0.842 1.6165 0.871 0.315 0.950 0.952 0.27 1.58 1.26 1.15 1.226 1.029 0.38  
CCSD 0.618 0.718 0.718 0.718 1.9212 0.922 0.723 0.940 0.525 1.8173 0.318 0.318 0.936 0.847 1.8179 0.727 0.739 1.8176 0.816 1.53 1.25 1.24 1.15 0.89 0.38  
CCSD=FULL 0.618 0.718 0.718 0.718 1.8176 0.418 0.318 0.418 0.318 1.8173 0.318 0.315 0.833 0.933 1.8173 0.821 0.739 1.3173 0.715 1.53 1.25 1.24 1.25 0.89 0.38  
CCSD(T) 0.718 1.624 0.721 0.618 3.9177 3.895 0.946 0.947 0.843 0.627 0.318 0.318 0.742 0.854 0.849 0.633 0.746 0.541 0.630 1.58 1.68 1.05 1.128 0.929 0.28  
CCSD(T)=FULL 0.718 0.718 0.718 0.618 0.956 0.418 0.318 0.418 0.318 0.518 0.318 0.318 0.742 0.851 0.645 0.630 0.745 0.537 0.529 1.58 1.26 1.05 1.128 0.931 0.28  
STO-3G 3-21G 3-21G* 6-31G 6-31G* 6-31G** 6-31+G** 6-311G* 6-311G** 6-31G(2df,p) 6-311+G(3df,2p) 6-311+G(3df,2pd) TZVP cc-pVDZ cc-pVTZ cc-pVQZ aug-cc-pVDZ aug-cc-pVTZ aug-cc-pVQZ cc-pV(D+d)Z cc-pV(T+d)Z aug-cc-pV(T+d)Z cc-pCVDZ cc-pCVTZ daug-cc-pVTZ Sadlej_pVTZ

rms differences (calculated - experiment) in degrees
Methods with effective core potentials (select basis sets)
CEP-31G CEP-31G* CEP-121G CEP-121G* LANL2DZ SDD
hartree fock HF 1.9400 1.9380 1.9397 1.9380 1.9394 1.9397
density functional LSDA 0.318 0.318 0.418 0.418 0.518 0.518
SVWN 0.318 0.318 0.418 0.418 0.518 0.518
BLYP 0.318 0.318 0.418 0.418 0.418 0.418
B1B95 1.9380 1.8368 0.427 0.424 0.427 0.427
B3LYP 1.9397 1.9377 1.9396 1.9377 1.9396 1.9399
B3LYPultrafine 0.318 0.318 0.418 0.418 0.418 0.418
B3PW91 0.318 0.318 0.418 0.418 0.418 0.418
mPW1PW91 0.318 0.318 0.418 0.418 0.418 0.418
M06-2X 0.318 0.318 0.418 0.318 0.418 0.418
PBEPBE 0.318 0.318 0.418 0.418 0.418 0.418
PBEPBEultrafine 0.318 0.318 0.418 0.418 0.418 0.418
PBE1PBE 0.318 0.318 0.418 0.418 0.418 0.418
HSEh1PBE 0.318 0.318 0.418 0.418 0.418 0.418
wB97X-D 0.717 0.614 0.717 0.714 0.617 0.617
Moller Plesset perturbation MP2 1.9391 1.8371 1.9386 1.8371 1.9398 1.9397
MP2=FULL 0.418 0.418 0.418 0.318 0.318 0.318
MP3 0.418 0.418 0.518 0.318 0.418 0.418
MP4 0.318 0.418 0.418 0.318 0.418 0.318
MP4=FULL 0.318 0.418 0.418 0.318 0.418 0.318
B2PLYP 0.38 0.18 0.48 0.48 0.58 0.58
Configuration interaction CID 0.418 0.318 0.418 0.318 0.418 0.418
CISD 0.418 0.318 0.418 0.318 0.418 0.418
Quadratic configuration interaction QCISD 0.418 0.318 0.418 0.318 0.418 0.418
QCISD(T) 0.418 0.418 0.418 0.318 0.418 0.418
QCISD(TQ) 0.418 0.418 0.518 0.318 0.418 0.418
Coupled Cluster CCD 0.418 0.418 0.518 0.318 0.418 0.418
CCSD 0.418 0.318 0.518 0.318 0.418 0.418
CCSD=FULL 0.418 0.318 0.518 0.318 0.418 0.418
CCSD(T) 0.418 0.418 0.418 0.318 0.418 0.418
CCSD(T)=FULL 0.418 0.418 0.418 0.318 0.418 0.418
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.