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On chemical activation by collisions

Tolman, Richard C. and Yost, Don M. and Dickinson, Roscoe G. (1927) On chemical activation by collisions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 13 (4). pp. 188-192. ISSN 0027-8424.

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In the case of first order unimolecular gas reactions, such as the decomposition of nitrogen pentoxide, there is a well-known, theoretical difficulty (1) in discovering any process of activation rapid enough to maintain the full Maxwell-Boltzmann quota of activated molecules and thus to assure a first order course to the reaction. This problem has recently been treated anew by Fowler and Rideal,(2) who consider, in a somewhat new light, the possibility of activation by molecular collisions.

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Additional Information:Copyright © 1927 by the National Academy of Sciences. Communicated March 3, 1927.
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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