Accession Number:

ADA125870

Title:

Molecular Beam Chemistry: Reactions of Oxygen Atoms with Halogen Molecules.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Apr 78-30 Mar 81,

Corporate Author:

HARVARD COLL CAMBRIDGE MASS

Report Date:

1982-10-15

Pagination or Media Count:

72.0

Abstract:

Molecular beam experiments show that reactions of oxygen atoms with Br2, I2,IC1, and IBr proceed via long-lived collision complexes. In the mixed halogen case, a large yield of IO was found, but no Cl0 or BrO. These results suggest the intermediate complexes are unsymmetrical species, O-Br-Br, O-I-Cl, which are probably stable by greater than 20 kcalmol and in triplet spin states.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE