The present study theoretically investigated hypervalent bonding systems with the skeleton of pentalene. Geometries and energetics were examined by density functional theory calculations with triple-zeta class basis sets. The bond energies of the OX and NX hypervalent three-center four-electron bonds were estimated. Furthermore, the relationships between the bond-switching equilibration reactions and the stabilities of the hypervalent bonding intermediates were examined.
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