Accession Number : AD0624657

Title :   THE MECHANISM OF THE TRITIUM BETA-RAY INDUCED EXCHANGE REACTIONS OF DEUTERIUM WITH METHANE AND ETHANE IN THE GAS PHASE.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS

Personal Author(s) : Lawrence,Robert Henry ,Jr.

Report Date : 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 111

Abstract : A study was made of the mechanism responsible for the exchange reactions occurring at pressures ranging from 0.85 to 0.98 atmospheres in the deuterium: methane system composed of 98.5% TD/D2(1:100) and 1.5% CH4 between 77 and 500K. The significance of this system lies in the abundance of kinetic data potentially available regarding atomic reactions induced by hydrogen atoms and ionic reactions involving proton transfer. It is shown that the application of this method to the hydrogen:methane and hydrogen:ethane systems investigated has made possible a complete determination of the mechanism and evaluation of the corresponding kinetic parameters.

Descriptors :   (*EXCHANGE REACTIONS, REACTION KINETICS), (*DEUTERIUM, EXCHANGE REACTIONS), (*METHANE, RADIATION), (*ALKANES, RADIATION CHEMISTRY), TRITIUM, BETA PARTICLE REACTIONS, GASES, HEAT OF ACTIVATION, CHEMICAL ANALYSIS, DEUTERIUM COMPOUNDS

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry
      Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE