Systematic errors in DFT calculations of haloalkane heats of formation


The B3LYP and B3PW91 density functionals were employed with a large [BS1 = 6-311+G(3df,2p)] and small [BS2 = 6-311G(d,p)] basis set to compute enthalpies of formation (at optimized MP2/6-31G(d) geometries and with scaled HF/6-31G(d) frequencies) in the following series of haloalkanes: (1) the 15 fluoro-, chloro-, and chlorofluoromethanes, (2) the 18… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/jcc.10225