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Comparison of polarizabilities for MP2/6-31+G**

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species name calculated experimental difference
C4H8O2 Butanoic acid 7.920    
C5H12O 1-Pentanol 9.272 11.581 -2.309
PBr3 Phosphorus tribromide 12.120 14.380 -2.260
PCl3 Phosphorus trichloride 8.379 10.634 -2.255
BeH2 beryllium dihydride 2.235 4.340 -2.105
SiCl4 Silane, tetrachloro- 9.246 11.269 -2.023
GeCl4 Germanium Tetrachloride 10.478 12.490 -2.013
(CH3)3CC(CH3)3 tetramethylbutane 13.600 15.610 -2.010
AsCl3 Arsenous trichloride 9.432 11.370 -1.939
C10H22 Decane 17.187 19.100 -1.912
C9H20 Nonane 15.474 17.370 -1.897
HCCCl Chloroacetylene 4.299 6.070 -1.770
P Phosphorus atom 2.062 3.630 -1.568
CCl3CHO trichloroacetaldehyde 8.956 10.500 -1.544
CH3CHBrCH3 i-propyl bromide 8.084 9.600 -1.516
Cl2 Chlorine diatomic 3.094 4.610 -1.516
CSe2 Carbon diselenide 9.755 11.269 -1.515
CH3CCl3 Ethane, 1,1,1-trichloro- 8.618 10.120 -1.501
C6H15N triethylamine 11.883 13.380 -1.497
CCl4 Carbon tetrachloride 8.507 10.002 -1.496
CS2 Carbon disulfide 7.260 8.749 -1.488
C16H10 Pyrene 28.232 29.720 -1.488
C5H12 Propane, 2,2-dimethyl- 8.807 10.240 -1.433
CH2ClCH2Cl Ethane, 1,2-dichloro- 6.649 8.000 -1.351
SiH4 Silane 3.430 4.777 -1.347
CHCl2CHF2 1,1-dichloro-2,2-difluoroethane 7.080 8.401 -1.321
CH2FCH2Cl Ethane, 1-chloro-2-fluoro- 5.218 6.499 -1.281
C6H14 Hexane 10.356 11.630 -1.274
CH2FCH2Cl Ethane, 1-chloro-2-fluoro- 5.249 6.499 -1.250
C5H12 Pentane 8.662 9.879 -1.217
CH3CH2CH2CN Butanenitrile 7.192 8.400 -1.208
C6H12 hex-1-ene 10.465 11.650 -1.186
C3H7OC3H7 di-n-propyl ether 11.049 12.219 -1.170
C6H10 1-Hexyne 9.736 10.900 -1.164
Cl Chlorine atom 1.019 2.180 -1.161
C5H10O 3-Pentanone 8.792 9.930 -1.138
C5H10 Cyclopentane 8.039 9.170 -1.131
CH3CH2SH ethanethiol 6.257 7.380 -1.123
CH2ClCH2OH 2-Chloroethanol 5.765 6.880 -1.115
CH3Cl Methyl chloride 3.301 4.416 -1.115
CHCCH2CH3 1-Butyne 6.295 7.410 -1.115
O3 Ozone 1.989 3.079 -1.090
NH2CH2CH2CH3 1-Propanamine 6.616 7.700 -1.084
CH3CH2CH2Br n-propyl bromide 8.014 9.070 -1.056
HCl Hydrogen chloride 1.509 2.515 -1.006
C4H10O 1-Butanol 7.586 8.570 -0.983
C5H8O Cyclopentanone 8.323 9.250 -0.927
Ar Argon atom 0.742 1.664 -0.923
PH3 Phosphine 3.318 4.237 -0.919
CH3CH(CH3)CN Propanenitrile, 2-methyl- 7.210 8.049 -0.840
CH3CH2COOH Propanoic Acid 6.168 6.960 -0.792
C4H2 Diacetylene 6.029 6.811 -0.782
C2N2 Cyanogen 4.276 5.015 -0.739
C4H8O2 Ethyl acetate 7.894 8.620 -0.726
OCS Carbonyl sulfide 4.410 5.090 -0.681
H Hydrogen atom 0.038 0.667 -0.629
C3H8 Propane 5.298 5.921 -0.624
C2H6 Ethane 3.607 4.226 -0.619
NO Nitric oxide 1.129 1.698 -0.569
C6H5F Fluorobenzene 9.634 10.200 -0.566
C Carbon atom 1.216 1.760 -0.544
O2 Oxygen diatomic 1.034 1.562 -0.528
HCN Hydrogen cyanide 2.066 2.593 -0.527
GeF4 Germanium tetrafluoride 3.536 4.050 -0.514
CH4 Methane 1.941 2.448 -0.507
CH3CN Acetonitrile 3.779 4.280 -0.500
C6H4Cl2 1,3-dichlorobenzene 13.239 13.729 -0.490
O2 Oxygen diatomic 1.074 1.562 -0.488
CH3F Methyl fluoride 2.081 2.540 -0.459
N Nitrogen atom 0.672 1.100 -0.428
H2 Hydrogen diatomic 0.361 0.787 -0.427
SeF6 Selenium hexafluoride 4.894 5.320 -0.426
CH3CF3 Ethane, 1,1,1-trifluoro- 3.981 4.400 -0.419
C3H6O3 1,3,5-Trioxane 6.602 7.020 -0.418
CHONH2 formamide 3.670 4.080 -0.409
CHONH2 formamide 3.674 4.080 -0.405
C3H4N2 1H-Imidazole 6.703 7.090 -0.387
SiF4 Silicon tetrafluoride 2.976 3.319 -0.343
O Oxygen atom 0.460 0.802 -0.342
C6H6 Benzene 9.637 9.959 -0.322
N2O Nitrous oxide 2.686 2.998 -0.312
CF4 Carbon tetrafluoride 2.555 2.824 -0.270
CO Carbon monoxide 1.707 1.953 -0.246
HF Hydrogen fluoride 0.558 0.800 -0.242
SF6 Sulfur Hexafluoride 4.249 4.490 -0.241
F Fluorine atom 0.330 0.557 -0.227
F2 Fluorine diatomic 0.952 1.160 -0.208
N2 Nitrogen diatomic 1.515 1.710 -0.195
CO Carbon monoxide 1.768 1.953 -0.185
CO2 Carbon dioxide 2.344 2.507 -0.164
He Helium atom 0.057 0.208 -0.152
H2+ Hydrogen cation 0.324 0.469 -0.145
Ne Neon atom 0.259 0.381 -0.122
PF5 Phosphorus pentafluoride 3.548 3.650 -0.102
Be Beryllium atom 5.995 5.600 0.395
MgO magnesium oxide 3.282 1.750 1.532
Li Lithium atom 26.967 24.330 2.637
C10H8 Azulene 18.946 15.520 3.426
Na Sodium atom 35.302 24.110 11.192