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Flash Photolysis and the Recombination of Iodine Atoms


Bunker, Don Louis (1957) Flash Photolysis and the Recombination of Iodine Atoms. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/Q36G-BS81.


NOTE: Text or symbols not renderable in plain ASCII are indicated by [...]. Abstract is included in .pdf document. The rate of recombination of iodine atoms in the presence of argon has been redetermined by a flash photolysis technique. The measured rate constant agrees with results obtained by the same method in other laboratories. The recombination rate has also been measured at temperatures up to 548[degrees]K; these results are in accord with shock tube data and with other flash photolysis experiments. The rate is found to decrease slowly with increasing temperature, as about [...]. In experiments at temperatures between 300 [degrees]K and 493 [degrees]K n-butane has been employed as "third body." It is found to be 13 times more efficient than argon at room temperature; this margin decreases as the temperature is raised. The third-body efficiencies of hydrogen and deuterium have been compared at 323 [degrees]K; they are equal. The above experiments collectively lead to a determination of the rate of the recombination reaction involving I2 itself as third body. This reaction is about 600 times more rapid than that occurring with argon at room temperature, but rapidly becomes insignificant if the temperature is increased. From its temperature dependence [...] Kcal may be deduced for the reaction [...].

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:(Chemistry and Physics)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Major Option:Chemistry
Minor Option:Physics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Davidson, Norman R.
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1957
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-07082004-142823
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ID Code:2831
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Deposited On:13 Jul 2004
Last Modified:15 Aug 2023 20:41

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