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Estimation of the Reaction Rate for the Formation of CH_3O from H + H_2CO: Implications for Chemistry in the Solar System

Yung, Yuk L. and Drew, William A. and Pinto, Joseph P. and Friedl, Randall R. (1988) Estimation of the Reaction Rate for the Formation of CH_3O from H + H_2CO: Implications for Chemistry in the Solar System. Icarus, 73 (3). pp. 516-526. ISSN 0019-1035. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20140903-082102685

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Abstract

It is argued that the formation of the methoxy radical (CH_3O) from H + H_2CO may play an essential role in the reduction of CO to CH_4. The rate coefficient for this reaction has been estimated using the approximate theory of J. Troe (1977a, J. Chem. Phys. 66, 4745) and transition state theory. We briefly discuss the implications of this reaction for the chemistry of CO on Jupiter, in the solar nebula, for interpreting the laboratory experiments of A. Bar-Nun and A. Shaviv (1975, Icarus 24, 197) and A. Bar-Nun and S. Chang (1983, J. Geophys. Res. 88, 6662) and for organic synthesis in the prebiotic terrestrial atmosphere.


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Alternate Title:Estimation of the Reaction Rate for the Formation of CH3O from H + H2CO: Implications for Chemistry in the Solar System
Additional Information:© 1988 by Academic Press, Inc. Received 29 October 1986; revised 13 July 1987. Available online 26 October 2002. We thank M. Allen, W. E. DeMore, L. B. Harding, J. I. Lunine, S. Sander, G. J. Wasserburg, C. W. Westbrook, R. G. Prinn, and B. Fegley, Jr. for helpful discussions. This research was supported by NASA Grants NAGW-254 and NSG 7376 to the California Institute of Technology. JPP and RRF are supported by NASA NRC postdoctoral fellowships.
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Official Citation:Yuk L. Yung, William A. Drew, Joseph P. Pinto, Randall R. Friedl, Estimation of the reaction rate for the formation of CH3O from H + H2CO: Implications for chemistry in the solar system, Icarus, Volume 73, Issue 3, March 1988, Pages 516-526, ISSN 0019-1035, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0019-1035(88)90061-9. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0019103588900619)
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