Accession Number : AD0464327


Title :   THE REACTION OF ATOMIC HYDROGEN WITH FORMALDEHYDE


Corporate Author : HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MA GIBBS CHEMICAL LAB


Personal Author(s) : Brennen, W ; Gay, I D ; Glass, G P ; Niki, H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/464327.pdf


Report Date : May 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 11


Abstract : The reaction of hydrogen atoms with formaldehyde is of importance in both the photolysis and the pyrolysis of formaldehyde. It has been postulated also to occur in formaldehyde oxidation. We have studied the reaction directly in a fast flow system. Hydrogen atoms were generated with a microwave discharge in a 10% mixture of molecular hydrogen in helium at a pressure of 1 2 mm Hg, and formaldehyde was admitted to the reactor downstream of the discharge. The course of the reaction was followed with a time-offlight mass spectrometer. Details of the apparatus and techniques used have been published previously.


Descriptors :   *ATOMS , *CHEMICAL REACTIONS , *HYDROGEN , MASS SPECTROSCOPY , HEAT OF ACTIVATION , OXIDES , FREE RADICALS , PYROLYSIS , FORMALDEHYDE , CARBON COMPOUNDS , PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS , REACTION KINETICS , PRODUCTION , REDUCTION


Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE