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Title: Selected-ion flow tube temperature-dependent measurements for the reactions of O{sub 2}{sup +} with N atoms and N{sub 2}{sup +} with O atoms

The temperature variation of rate constants has been measured for the gas phase reactions of the oxycation O{sub 2}{sup +} with N atoms and of N{sub 2}{sup +} with O atoms from 120 to 400 K using a variable temperature-selected ion flow tube. Measured room temperature rate constants, 0.75 × 10{sup −10} cm{sup 3} s{sup −1} (±30%) for O{sub 2}{sup +} with N and 1.4 × 10{sup −10} cm{sup 3} s{sup −1} (±30%) for N{sub 2}{sup +} with O, are in agreement with previously reported values. A temperature dependence of T{sup −0.7(±0.3)} is observed for the O{sub 2}{sup +} + N reaction; however, the N{sub 2}{sup +} + O reaction is found to be independent of temperature. Calculations at varying levels of theory were used in tandem with experiments to evaluate likely pathways in potential energy surfaces for the reactions of concern.
Authors:
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  1. Space Vehicles Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico 87117-5776 (United States)
  2. Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22415674
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Chemical Physics; Journal Volume: 142; Journal Issue: 15; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; ATOMS; CHEMICAL REACTION KINETICS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; MOLECULAR IONS; OXYGEN IONS; POTENTIAL ENERGY; SURFACES; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; VARIATIONS