# Accession Number:

## AD0429188

# Title:

## ON THE THEORY OF RATES OF DISSOCIATION AND RECOMBINATION OF DIATOMIC MOLECULES,

# Descriptive Note:

# Corporate Author:

## PRINCETON UNIV N J FRICK CHEMICAL LAB

# Personal Author(s):

# Report Date:

## 1964-01-01

# Pagination or Media Count:

## 80.0

# Abstract:

This work was mainly concerned with two problems in the theory of dissociation and recombination of diatomic molecules. The first problem was to make a quantitative statement of the conditions under which it is valid to say that k sub dk sub r k sub d where k sub d and k sub r are the rate constants for far from equilibrium dissociation and recombination and k sub d is the thermodynamic equilibrium constant for the reaction. The second problem was to determine the effect on k sub d of the variation of transition probabilities and vibrational level spacings with the angular momentum of the molecule. Author