A study of copper compounds by X-ray absorption spectroscopy
Chemical shifts, ΔE, of the K-absorption discontinuity in several compounds of copper possessing formal oxidation states between 0 and III have been measured. The shifts show a parabolic dependence on the formal oxidation state as well as on the effective atomic charge, q, on copper. Anomalous chemical shifts shown by some of the compounds are discussed in terms of the bonding in these compounds. The ΔE values have also been correlated with the core electron binding energies obtained from X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.