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Estimation of the reaction rate for the formation of CH3O from H + H2CO - Implications for chemistry in the solar systemTroe's (1977) approximate theory is presently used in conjunction with transition state theory to estimate the rate coefficient of the reaction by which CO is reduced to CH4; attention is given to the role that may be played in the reduction process by the formation of the CH3O radical from H + H2CO. Attention is given to the implications of such a reaction (1) for the CO chemistry on Jupiter and within the solar nebula, (2) for the interpretation of such experimental results as those of Bar-Nun and Shaviv (1975) and Bar-Nun and Chang (1983), and (3) for organic synthesis in the prebiotic terrestrial atmosphere.
Document ID
19880043207
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Yung, Yuk L. (California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Drew, William A. (California Institute of Technology Pasadena, United States)
Pinto, Joseph P. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Friedl, Randall R. (California Institute of Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, United States)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 1988
Publication Information
Publication: Icarus
ISSN: 0019-1035
Subject Category
ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAGW-254
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSG-7376
Distribution Limits
Public
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