Angular momentum conservation in unimolecular and recombination reactions

Smith, S.C. and Gilbert, R.G. (1988) Angular momentum conservation in unimolecular and recombination reactions. International Journal of Chemical Kinetics, 20 4: 307-329. doi:10.1002/kin.550200405

Author Smith, S.C.
Gilbert, R.G.
Title Angular momentum conservation in unimolecular and recombination reactions
Journal name International Journal of Chemical Kinetics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0538-8066
Publication date 1988-04-01
Year available 1988
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/kin.550200405
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 20
Issue 4
Start page 307
End page 329
Total pages 23
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Language eng
Abstract It is shown that the master equation describing fall-off effects in unimolecular and recombination reactions, with angular momentum (J) conservation taken into account, can be solved exactly if the assumption is made that the probability of collisional energy transfer in J is independent of initial state; this assumption is shown to be physically acceptable (from general conservation considerations and from trajectory calculations) for typical neutral radical recombination and decomposition reactions. This leads to a J-averaged master equation which can be readily solved by standard means. Illustrative computations using this treatment are presented.
Keyword Chemistry, Physical
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Article first published online: 30 September 2004.

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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