|標題:||Dynamics of the F(2) reaction with the simplest pi-bonding molecule|
Lin, Jim J.
Department of Applied Chemistry
|摘要:||The reaction of F(2)+C(2)H(4) has been investigated with crossed molecular beam experiments and high level ab initio calculations. For a wide range of collision energies up to 11 kcal/mol, only one reaction channel could be observed in the gas phase. The primary products of this channel were identified as F+CH(2)CH(2)F. The experimental reaction threshold of collision energy was determined to be 5.5 +/- 0.5 kcal/mol. The product angular distribution was found to be strongly backward, indicating that the reaction time scale is substantially shorter than rotation. The calculated transition state structure suggests an early barrier; such dynamics is consistent with the small product kinetic energy release measured in the experiment. All experimental results consistently support a rebound reaction mechanism, which is suggested by the calculation of the intrinsic reaction coordinate. This work provides a clear and unambiguous description of the reaction dynamics, which may help to answer the question why the same reaction produces totally different products in the condensed phase. (C) 2008 American Institute of Physics.|
|期刊:||JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS|
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