Accession Number : AD0767005

Title :   The Vacuum Ultraviolet Absorption Spectrum of ClO,

Corporate Author : BRITISH COLUMBIA UNIV VANCOUVER DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Basco,N. ; Morse,R. D.

Report Date : 31 MAY 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The flash photolysis of ClO2 has yielded a new absorption spectrum of ClO in the vacuum ultraviolet. Six electronic transitions have been assigned and vibrational constants for the upper states are given. All of the transitions are Rydberg in nature. The first four of these transitions are thought to be doublet sigma from X doublet Pi(i) from which a spin-orbit coupling constant was obtained for the ground state. Hot bands in three of the above systems of ClO have been observed in absoprtion. This has enabled the direct measurement of the ground state vibrational constant for the first time. Extinction coefficients for a number of the ClO transitions have been measured. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*CHLORINE COMPOUNDS, *PHOTOLYSIS), ABSORPTION SPECTRA, OXIDES, MOLECULAR ENERGY LEVELS, GROUND STATE

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE