Accession Number : AD0619254

Title :   THE ATMOSPHERIC CHEMICAL KINETICS OF N2O.

Descriptive Note : Scientific rept.,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA MISSILE AND SPACE DIV

Personal Author(s) : Bortner,Marlyn H.

Report Date : 29 APR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The chemical kinetics of N2O are considered in detail. The mechanisms of formation and consumption of N2O and their total rates below 100 km were calculated as well as present knowledge of the parameters involved allows. N2O is formed by one or more of the reactions N2 + O(-) yields N2O + e, N2(A3&) + O2 yields N2O + O, and N2 + O N2O + photon. It is consummed by the photodissociation into N'2 + O and N + NO'. The rates of these reactions are slow enough to permit the mixing of N2O throughout this region of the atmosphere. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERES, REACTION KINETICS), (*NITROGEN COMPOUNDS, REACTION KINETICS), OXIDES, SYNTHESIS(CHEMISTRY), DISSOCIATION, PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS, IONS, ELECTRONS, PHOTONS, ATOMIC ENERGY LEVELS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE