Accession Number:

AD0442452

Title:

THE MERCURY-PHOTOSENSITIZED DECOMPOSITION OF AMMONIA AND AMMONIA-PROPANE MIXTURES,

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NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA OTTAWA (ONTARIO) DIV OF PURE CHEMISTRY

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Report Date:

1964-01-30

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

A study of the mercury-photosensitized decomposition of ammonia, both with pure ammonia and with propane added as a scavenger for hydrogen atoms, suggests that the quantum yield of the primary decomposition into H and NH2 is much less than unity at 33 C and rises with increasing temperature. The interaction of ammonia-propane mixtures with Hg atoms cannot be explained in terms of simple competitive quenching a tentative mechanism involving a long-lived Hg propane complex and Hg atoms has been suggested. A temperature dependence in the relative quenching rates of C3H8 and C3D8 has also been observed. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE