TITLE

Conventional transition state theory/Rice–Ramsperger–Kassel–Marcus theory calculations of thermal termolecular rate coefficients for H(D)+O2+M

AUTHOR(S)
Duchovic, Ronald J.; Pettigrew, J. David; Welling, Beth; Shipchandler, Taha
PUB. DATE
December 1996
SOURCE
Journal of Chemical Physics;12/15/1996, Vol. 105 Issue 23, p10367
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Several ab initio studies have focused on the minimum energy path region of the hydroperoxyl potential energy surface (PES) [J. Chem. Phys. 88, 6273 (1988)] and the saddle point region for H-atom exchange via a T-shaped HO2 complex [J. Chem. Phys. 91, 2373 (1989)]. Further, the results of additional calculations [J. Chem. Phys. 94, 7068 (1991)] have been reported, which, when combined with the earlier studies, provide a global description (but not an analytic representation) of the PES for this reaction. In this work, information at the stationary points of the ab initio PES is used within the framework of conventional Transition State Theory (TST)/RRKM. Theory to compute estimates of the thermal termolecular rate coefficients for the reaction between the H(D) atom and O2 in the presence of two different bath gases, argon and nitrogen, as a function of pressure and temperature. These calculations span a pressure range from 1.0 Torr to the high-pressure limit and a temperature range from 298.15 to 6000.0 K. Conventional TST/RRKM Theory was utilized within the framework of two models: an equilibrium model employing the strong collision assumption (model I), [R. G. Gilbert and S. C. Smith, Theory of Unimolecular and Recombination Reactions (Blackwell, Oxford, 1990), as implemented in the UNIMOL program suite]; and a steady-state model that includes chemical activation (model II), using the collisional energy transfer approximation proposed by J. Troe [J. Chem. Phys. 66, 4745, 4758 (1977); 97, 288 (1992)]. In this work we first summarize the pressure-dependent fall-off curves (calculated with model I) and the high-pressure limit rate coefficients (calculated with models I and II) over the entire temperature range, and then focus on the fall-off behavior for temperatures between 298.15 and 2000.0 K. Direct comparisons are made between the experimentally determined termolecular rate coefficients (either from direct measurements or based on recommended...
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7629832

 

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