Molecular Beam Chemistry: Reactions of Oxygen Atoms with Halogen Molecules.
Final rept. 1 Apr 78-30 Mar 81,
HARVARD COLL CAMBRIDGE MASS
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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.
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