Accession Number : AD0707839

Title :   SHOCK TUBE STUDY OF THE EFFECT OF VIBRATIONAL ENERGY OF N2 ON THE KINETICS OF THE O + N2 YIELDS NO + N REACTION.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : AVCO EVERETT RESEARCH LAB EVERETT MASS

Personal Author(s) : Wray,Kurt L. ; Feldman,Eugene V. ; Lewis,Paul F.

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The kinetics of the reaction O + N2 + 3.3 eV yields NO + N were investigated under conditions where the vibrational temperature of the nitrogen was less than the translational temperature. The formation of NO behind incident shock waves in dilute O3-N2 mixtures was studied over the temperature range 3100-6400K with initial pressures of 2 to 25 torr. In the shock front O3 yields O + O2 and the reaction of the O with N2 is then rate-limiting, followed by the fast reaction N + O2 yields NO + O. The NO was monitored in emission at 5.3 microns and the initial slopes were compared to theoretical calculations which included vibrational relaxation processes. The radiation rose linearly from the shock front with no incubation in accord with the theoretical calculations employing only translational energy to determine the fraction of collisions whose energy was above the endothermicity of reaction. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NITROGEN, OXIDATION), SHOCK TUBES, MOLECULAR ENERGY LEVELS, REACTION KINETICS, OXYGEN, NITROGEN OXIDES

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE