Accession Number : AD0463479

Title :   REACTIONS OF EXCITED NO WITH H2, CH4, AND C2H6: THE FATE OF RNO.

Descriptive Note : Technical documentary rept.,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA

Personal Author(s) : Heicklen, Julian

Report Date : 15 MAR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : Nitric oxide was photoexcited with the 2144 and 2265 A lines of a low-pressure cadmium arc. The resultant NO can react with unexcited NO or with H2, CH4, or C2H6 to produce N2 and N2O. The relative reactivities of the excited NO with NO, H2, and CH4 are in the ratio 1.00/0.32/0.86. The species RNO (HNO, CH3NO, C2H5NO) can generate N2 in a chain: RNO + 2NO yielding R + N2 + NO3, followed by: R + NO(+M) yielding RNO(+M), or be removed in a competing reaction: RNO + NO yielding RO + N20. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NITROGEN COMPOUNDS, PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS), (*OXIDES, NITROGEN COMPOUNDS), (*PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS, NITROGEN COMPOUNDS), MIXTURES, HYDROGEN, HYDROCARBONS, ORGANIC NITROGEN COMPOUNDS, EXCITATION, REACTION KINETICS, PHOTOLYSIS, ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE