Accession Number : ADA115814

Title :   The Isomerization of 1-Methyl Cyclobutene by Single Collision Activation at a Surface. Variation of Initial Energy.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Arakawa,R ; Rabinovitch,B S

PDF Url : ADA115814

Report Date : 01 Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : The initial vibrational energy of molecules that collide with a hot surface has been varied. The effect on the collisional reaction probability (Pc) has been studied under single collision conditions. These experiments provide a sensitive test of the suitability of various analytical forms for the collisional transition probability matrix, P. The reaction system is the isomerization of methyl cyclobutene to pentadiene. A seasoned fused quartz surface was used over the temperature range Tr = 580 K - 800 K. Variation of the initial energy population vector of cyclobutene molecules was made by change of the initial temperature Tc in the range 273 K - 500 K. Gaussian forms of P prove to be the most suitable to fit the data. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Cyclobutenes, *Isomerization, *Collisions, *Methyl radicals, *Probability, Activation energy, Transitions, Matrices(Mathematics), Molecular vibration, Surfaces, Molecular energy levels, Analytic functions

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Plastics
      Statistics and Probability
      Particle Accelerators

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE