Accession Number : AD0685605

Title :   ON BIMOLECULAR CHEMICAL REACTIONS IN IMPERFECT GASES.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND PROJECT SQUID HEADQUARTERS

Personal Author(s) : Emptage,Michael R. ; Ross,John

Report Date : MAR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The initial density dependence of the rate of a bimolecular chemical reaction in a mixture of imperfect gases is derived by the use of a simple physical cluster model. This result is compared with two forms of the activated complex theory; in one (denoted ACT(c)), the rate is assumed proportional to the concentration of the activated complex, and in the other (ACT(a)), proportional to the activity of the activated complex. In certain plausible limits, agreement is obtained between the cluster model and ACT(c). (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GASES, *REACTION KINETICS), (*CHEMICAL REACTIONS, *STATISTICAL MECHANICS), CONCENTRATION(CHEMISTRY), THEORY

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE