Accession Number : ADA137511

Title :   On the Theory of Electron, H-Atom and Proton Transfers.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA ARTHUR AMOS NOYES LAB OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Marcus,R A

PDF Url : ADA137511

Report Date : 17 Jan 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The initial part of this article discusses some recent experiments on electron transfer reactions and comments on the related theory, including the frequency of solvent fluctuations. Also described are recent advances with Babamov and Lopez on the dynamics of H(-)atom transfer reactions. We then outline the application of the basic idea to H and H(+) transfers in complex systems and in condensed phases (fast H(-) coordinates, slow remaining coordinates). Similarities and differences between electron transfers and H or H(+) transfers are next described. The relation of the present theory of such transfers to conventional transition state theory is discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Electron transfer, *Charge transfer, *Atoms, *Protons, Hydrogen, Frequency, Solvents, Transitions, Dynamics, Theory, Reactants(Chemistry), Adiabatic conditions, Reaction kinetics, Electron transitions, Electrochemistry

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE