Trajectory Calculations on the Fluorine Methane Chemical Laser Reaction,
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Fluorine atoms react with methane at low collision energies according to the chemical-laser reaction FCH4 to HFCH3. At somewhat higher energies 1-1.5 eV the reaction FCH4 to FCH3H is possible. The fluorine-methane system is considered in this analysis as a three-particle system consisting of a fluorine atom, a hydrogen atom, and a methyl radical. The use of a three-parameter London-Eyring-Polyanyi-Sato LEPS potential, energy surface, in conjunction with Monte Carlo trajectory calculations, has made it possible to reproduce theoretically the results of several experiments and to make a prediction for another.
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