The products of the reactions of electronically excited Ar( 3P0, 3P2), Kr(3P 2), and Xe(3P2) atoms with the chloromethanes, chlorofluoromethanes, CF3H, CF2HCl, CFHCl2, CF2Cl-CF2Cl, CF3-CCl3, and HCl have been investigated by the discharge-flow technique, using atomic resonance fluorescence to probe dissociation channels and emission spectroscopy. Energy transfer leading to cleavage of C-H or C-Cl bonds is extremely efficient, particularly in the reactions of Xe(3P2) with CF 2Cl2 and CFCl3 and of Ar(3P 0,2) with CFCl3, in which more than two Cl atoms are released per primary reactive event. The observation of contrasting behavior in the reactions of Xe(3P2) with CF3H and CF 4 has led to the discovery of a qualitative correlation between the rate constants, the products of the energy transfer process, and the accessibility of dissociative or ionizing states of the reagent molecule, as revealed by its vacuum UV absorption spectrum.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||The Journal of chemical physics|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1984|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry