Bourgin  has recently attempted to apply the new quantum mechanics to the problem of unimolecular reaction rates. There are some features of his work which are perhaps less satisfactory from the chemical standpoint than might be desired, and it is intended to examine these in more detail.
Copyright © 1929 by the National Academy of Sciences Communicated May 27, 1929 Gates Chemical Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, [Contribution] No. 224. [L.S.K. was a] National Research Fellow in Chemistry.