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Persistence of velocity and the theory of second order GAS reactions

Kassel, Louis S. (1930) Persistence of velocity and the theory of second order GAS reactions. Physical Review, 35 (3). pp. 261-263. ISSN 0031-899X. doi:10.1103/PhysRev.35.261.

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R. H. Fowler has stated that if, in second order gas reactions, it is supposed that reaction occurs whenever two reactant molecules collide with sufficient velocity, then the deviation from the Maxwell distribution law which would result is so great that this law cannot be used in calculating the rate of the reaction. It is shown that this view is sometimes in error, and that in a mixture of molecules of nearly equal mass reacting in this way the molecular velocities do not diverge appreciably from the predictions of the Maxwell law.

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Additional Information:©1930 The American Physical Society. Received 10 December 1929. [L.S.K. was a] National Research Fellow in Chemistry.
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