Discusses atomization energies and enthalpies of formation of gaseous molecules of compounds containing tin and bismuth by Knudsen cell mass spectrometry. Procedure followed to evaluate the mass spectrometric equilibrium data regarding these molecules; Statistics of atomization energies and enthalpies calculated; Factors contributing to the necessity of high level of calculations to obtain these figures.
Meloni, Giovanni; Gingerich, Karl A. Response to “Comment on ‘Atomization energies and enthalpies of formation of the SnBi[sub n] (n=1–3) gaseous molecules by Knudsen cell mass spectrometry’ ” [J. Chem. Phys. 118, 4766 (2003)]. Journal of Chemical Physics. 3/8/2003, Vol. 118 Issue 10, p4768.