Research report 2010 - Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry

Chemical elementary processes between micro- and macrocosm

Troe, Jürgen
Emeritusabteilung Spektroskopie und photochemische Kinetik (Troe)
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie, Göttingen
Chemical transformations of matter often are composed in a complicated way by elementary chemical processes. Such processes may be separated in the laboratory and characterized with respect to their time dependence, their kinetics and dynamics. The results enter large data bases which are used for modelling of complex natural phenomena as well as for optimization of technical systems. Reactions of hydrogen atoms with molecular oxygen, fragmentations of molecular ions and reactions of electrons with sulphur hexafluoride are chosen as illustrative examples.

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