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Lifetimes of Active Molecules. I

Marcus, R. A. (1952) Lifetimes of Active Molecules. I. Journal of Chemical Physics, 20 (3). pp. 352-354. ISSN 0021-9606. doi:10.1063/1.1700422.

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The specific dissociation constants for various vibrationally excited molecules (methane, ethane, and propane) are inferred from an interpretation of experimental data on atomic cracking reactions and on the deuterization of free radicals. As was to be expected, these dissociation constants decrease with increasing number of degrees of freedom of the decomposing molecule.

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Additional Information:© 1952 American Institute of Physics. Received 03 August 1951; Published online 23 December 2004. This work was financially assisted by the Office of Naval Research, Contract No. N8onr-77900. I should like to thank Professor O. K. Rice for reading the manuscript and for making several helpful suggestions.
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Subject Keywords:Molecular dissociation; Atom reactions; Cracks; Free radical reactions; Methane
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Official Citation:Marcus, R. A. (1952). Lifetimes of Active Molecules. I. The Journal of Chemical Physics, 20(3), 352-354. doi: doi:
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