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pKa of Organoselenium Compounds: Ab Initio and DFT Calculations
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1  Institute of Chemistry, Center for Glycomics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia
2  Institute of Chemistry, Karl-Franzens University Graz, Austria

Abstract: The pKa values of seleninic acids R-SeO2H were calculated by ab initio (MP2) and DFT (B3LYP) methods using a thermodynamic cycle. None of the method used is capable to provide a reasonable agreement with the experimental values in absolute terms. Trends in pKa values are, however, reasonably well reproduced. The correlation seems to be better described by B3LYP/6-31G(d,p) than MP2/aug-cc-pVDZ as indicated by the correlation coefficient R2.
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