Kinetics of the gas phase reaction of Cl atoms with a series of organics at 296 ± 2 K and atmospheric pressure

Authors

  • Roger Atkinson,

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    1. Statewide Air Pollution Research Center, University of California, Riverside, California 92521
    • Statewide Air Pollution Research Center, University of California, Riverside, California 92521
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  • Sara M. Aschmann

    1. Statewide Air Pollution Research Center, University of California, Riverside, California 92521
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Abstract

Using a relative rate technique, rate constants have been determined for the gas phase reactions of Cl atoms with a series of organics at 296 ± 2 K and atmospheric pressure of air. Using a rate constant of 1.97 × 10−10 cm3 molecule−1 s−1 for the reaction of Cl atoms with n-butane, the following rate constants (in units of 10−11 cm3 molecule−1 s−1) were obtained: ethane, 6.38 ± 0.18; propane, 13.4 ± 0.5; isobutane, 13.7 ± 0.2; n-pentane, 25.2 ± 1.2; isopentane, 20.3 ± 0.8; neopentane, 11.0 ± 0.3; n-hexane, 30.3 ± 0.6; cyclohexane, 31.1 ± 1.4; 2,3-dimethylbutane, 20.7 ± 0.6; n-heptane, 34.1 ± 1.2; acetylene, 6.28 ± 0.18; ethene, 10.6 ± 0.3; propene, 24.4 ± 0.8; benzene, 1.5 ± 0.9; and toluene, 5.89 ± 0.36. These data are compared and discussed with the available literature values.

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