Accession Number : ADA322524

Title :   Effects of Radiation on Aqueous Solutions of Carboxylic Acids,

Corporate Author : ARGONNE NATIONAL LAB IL

Personal Author(s) : Penneman, R. A.

PDF Url : ADA322524

Report Date : 1946

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Irradiation of aqueous solutions of oxalic acid, (COOH)2, with 2.5 Mev x rays for exposure of ^10(exp 6) roentgens causes a decrease in the number of both reducing and acid equivalents. Solutions of formic acid, HCOOH, show similar decreases under deuteron and electron irradiation. Approximate values of G (molecules converted per 100 ev) for oxalic range from 4 to 6; for formic acid the values are 2.5 for electrons and 1.7 for deuterons.

Descriptors :   *RADIATION, *SOLUTIONS(MIXTURES), *CARBOXYLIC ACIDS, *OXALIC ACID, MOLECULES, WATER, ELECTRON IRRADIATION, FORMIC ACID, DEUTERONS, REDUCTION(CHEMISTRY).

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
      Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics

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