## reorganization energy

in electron transfer
https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.R05292
Gibbs energy dissipated when a system that has undergone 'vertical' @E02011@ (i.e., @E02011@ obeying the @F02510@) relaxes to the equilibrium state for its new charge distribution. Commonly the total reorganization energy ($$\lambda$$) is written as the sum of an inner contribution ($$\lambda_{\text{in}}$$) and an outer contribution ($$\lambda_{\text{out}}$$) attributed to nuclear reorganizations of the redox partners and their environment (solvent), respectively.
Note:
Approximations have been proposed to calculate the value of $$\lambda_{\text{out}}$$ taking into account the '@R05273@' of the solvent.
Source:
PAC, 2007, 79, 293. (Glossary of terms used in photochemistry, 3rd edition (IUPAC Recommendations 2006)) on page 414 [Terms] [Paper]