The Importance of Transition States in Adsorption/Desorption Kinetics.
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The equivalence of the transition state, from the point of view of desorption from surfaces and precursor state, from the point of view of adsorption is discussed. Applying detailed balancing to the problem helps to clarify the effect of intermediate states on the adsorptiondesorption kinetics. The difficulty in considering this simple chemical kinetic problem in terms of a rate limiting step is illustrated. Author
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy