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THE CHEMICAL KINETICS OF ATMOSPHERIC DEIONIZATION,
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA MISSILE AND SPACE DIV
The chemical kinetics of the atmosphere deter mines its composition and changes therein. This is true in the case of an abnormally highly ionized atmosphere such as that existing after a nuclear burst. This study is directed toward the understanding of the chemical kinetics of such an atmosphere. The reaction mechanisms and rates have therefore been studied in detail. The ef fect of various combinations of reactions on composition has been considered and is discussed. The rates of the individual reactions and the available data on these rate constants have been investigated. Considering the large uncertain ties in the values of many of the rate constants and the importance of each of the individual re actions, suggestions are made of reactions which are most in need of further investigation. A summary of recommended values for the rate con stants is given. Author