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Strange and Unconventional Isotope Effects in Ozone Formation

Gao, Yi Qin and Marcus, R. A. (2001) Strange and Unconventional Isotope Effects in Ozone Formation. Science, 293 (5528). pp. 259-263. ISSN 0036-8075. doi:10.1126/science.1058528.

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The puzzling mass-independent isotopic enrichment in ozone formation contrasts markedly with the more recently observed large unconventional mass-dependent ratios of the individual ozone formation rate constants in certain systems. An RRKM (Rice, Ramsperger, Kassel, Marcus)-based theory is used to treat both effects. Restrictions of symmetry on how energy is shared among the rotational/vibrational states of the ozone isotopomer, together with an analysis of the competition between the transition states of its two exit channels, permit the calculation of isotope effects consistent with a wide array of experimental results.

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Additional Information:© 2001 American Association for the Advancement of Science. Received 21 December 2000; accepted 22 May 2001; Published online 31 May 2001. It is a pleasure to acknowledge the support of this research by the NSF and the helpful discussions with B. Hathorn in its early stages. We are very pleased to acknowledge helpful comments by K. Mauersberger, S. Anderson, M. Thiemens, R. Weston, and the reviewers.
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