Accession Number:

ADA080993

Title:

The Importance of Transition States in Adsorption/Desorption Kinetics.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

IRT CORP SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-02-03

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE