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experimental and theoretical examples of the value and limitations of transition state theoryValue and limitations of transition-state theory (TST) are reviewed. TST analyses of the temperature dependence of the 'direct' reactions CH3 + CH3CHO yields CH4 + CH3CO(1) and O + CH4 yields OH + CH3(2) are presented in detail, and other examples of TST usefulness are recalled. Limitations are discussed for bimolecular processes in terms of 'complex' vs. 'direct' mechanisms. The reaction OH + CO yields CO2 + H is discussed in this context. Limitations for unimolecular processes seem to arise only for simple bond fission processes, and recent advances are noted.
Document ID
19790037162
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Golden, D. M.
(SRI International Menlo Park, Calif., United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
January 11, 1979
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Physical Chemistry
Volume: 83
Subject Category
INORGANIC AND PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
Distribution Limits
Public
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