Accession Number:

ADA073001

Title:

Similarities and Differences Between Electron and Proton Transfers at Electrodes and in Solution.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA ARTHUR AMOS NOYES LAB OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Depending on the initial energies, a proton transfer may proceed either via a saddle-point in a potential energy surface or by crossing from the reactants to the products valley before the saddle-point is reached. In the second path the analogy to weak-overlap electron transfers is pointed out. The present study is intended to unify previously divergent viewpoints, by showing how they are special cases of a more general picture. Expressions are obtained for the reaction rate in terms of the properties of the potential energy surface and of other properties of the system, using a hydrogen overvoltage reaction as an example. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE