A Quantitative Test of Unimolecular Rate Theory in the Multi‐Photon Dissociation of CF2CFCl
Journal of Chemical Physics
We have measured the distribution of total energy in reaction products for the CO2 laser‐induced MPD: CF2CFCl→CF2+CFC1. From a separate study of MPD rates as a function of laser intensity and inert buffer gas pressure, reliable estimates of the radiative pumping rates are known for this reaction. These results, when analyzed together, allow us to extract a unimolecular A factor from the MPD data. The determined value A = 3×1016 sec −1 agrees well with estimates based on independent thermal data.
A Quantitative Test of Unimolecular Rate Theory in the Multi‐Photon Dissociation of CF2CFCl John C. Stephenson, Stephen E. Bialkowski, David S. King, Everet Thiele, James Stone and Myron F. Goodman Journal of Chemical Physics 74 3905 1981