Accession Number:

ADA099469

Title:

Disproportionation Reactions of Small Inorganic Radicals in the Context of Intermediate Complex Formation.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

67.0

Abstract:

The reactions HO2 NO yields HO NO2, ClO NO yields Cl NO2, HO2 HO2 yields H2O2 O2, and HO2 OH yields H2O O2 have been analyzed within the framework of the formation of an intermediate complex. On the basis of RRKM calculations it is possible to infer that the first two reactions will not show any pressure dependence under stratospheric or tropospheric conditions. The observed small inverse temperature dependences are in accord with behavior of radical combination processes. However, despite exploration of wide range of parameters, it has not been possible to reproduce the observed pressure dependences for the last tow processes through such calculations. The proper interpretation of the experiments and the nature of the H2O4 and H2O3 complexes are thus open to question. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE