Accession Number : AD0746835

Title :   A Test of RRKM Theory. Rates of Decomposition in the Series of 2-n-Alkyl Radicals from C4 through C16.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Hardwidge,Edward A. ; Rabinovitch,B. S. ; Ireton,Robert C.

Report Date : 10 AUG 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : The rates of decomposition of chemically activated 2-n-alkyl radicals in the series C(4)-C(16) were measured by an internal comparison method at 300K in the pressure region centered at 0.01-0.1 torr. Activation was by H-atom addition to the appropriate alpha-olefin. The substrate species have a minimum energy of about 40 kcal/mole. The consequences of radical isomerization are discussed. A limitation of the present activation technique is illustrated. Theoretical Marcus-Rice rate constants agree well with the experimental values. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FREE RADICALS, *DECOMPOSITION), REACTION KINETICS, HEAT OF ACTIVATION, MOLECULAR WEIGHT, ALKANES, GASES, CHEMICAL BONDS, POTENTIAL ENERGY

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE