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Temperature-Dependent Kinetics Studies of the Reactions Br((sup 2)P(sub 3/2)) + CH3SCH3 reversible reaction CH3SCH2 + HBr. Heat of Formation of the CH3SCH2 RadicalTime-resolved resonance fluorescence detection of Br((sup 2)P(sub 3/2)) atom disappearance or appearance 266 nm laser flash photolysis of CF2Br2/CH3SCH3/H2/N2 and Cl2CO/CH2SCH3/HBr/H2/N2 mixtures has been employed to study the kinetics of the reactions Br((sup 2)P(sub 3/2)) + CH3SCH3 reversible reaction HBr + CH3SCH2 (1,-1) as a function of temperature over the range 386-604 K. Arrhenius expressions in units of cu cm/molecule which describe the results are k3= (9.0 +/- 2.9) x 10 (exp -11) exp[(-2386 +/- 151)/T]; errors are 2 sigma and represent precision only. To our knowledge, these are the first kinetic data reported for each of the two reactions studied. Second and third law analyses of the equilibrium data for reactions 1 and -1 have been employed to obtain the following enthalpies of reaction in units of kcal/mol: Delta-H(298) = 6.11 +/- 1.37 and Delta-H(0) = 5.37 +/- 1.38. Combining the above enthalpies of reaction with the well-known heats of formation of Br, HBr, CH3SCH3 gives the following heats of formation of the CH3SCH2 radical in units of kcal/mol: Delta-H(sub(f,298)) = 32.7 +/- 1.4 and Delta-H(sub (f,0)) = 35.3 +/- 1.4; errors are 2 sigma and represent estimates of absolute accuracy. The C-H bond dissociation energy in CH3SCH3 obtained from our data, 93.7 +/- 1.4 kcal/mol at 298 K and 92.0 +/- 1.4 kcal at 0 k, agrees well with a recent molecular beam photofragmentaion study but is 3 kcal/mol lower than the value obtained from an iodination kinetics study.
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Jefferson, A.
(Georgia Tech Research Inst. Atlanta, GA United States)
Nicovich, J. M.
(Georgia Tech Research Inst. Atlanta, GA United States)
Wine, P. H.
(Georgia Tech Research Inst. Atlanta, GA United States)
Date Acquired
August 17, 2013
Publication Date
April 9, 1997
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Publication: Laboratory Investigations of Stratospheric Halogen Chemistry
ISSN: 0023-3654
Subject Category
Inorganic And Physical Chemistry
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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