Handwerk, V.; Zellner, R.:

Kinetics and energetics of the reaction chlorine monoxide + oxygen(1D6) -> chlorine trioxide.

In: Berichte der Bunsen-Gesellschaft, Jg. 90 (1986) ; Nr. 1, S. 92-96
ISSN: 0005-9021
Zeitschriftenaufsatz / Fach: Chemie
Abstract:
The rate coeff. for reaction between ClO (2P) and O2 (1Dg) was measured using a flow/flash photolysis technique. An upper limit of k1 ? 3*10-15 cm3/s at 298 K was found. The formation of sym. ClO3 (2A1) as a product is spin and orbital symmetry allowed but is probably prevented by an activation barrier and by equil. constraints. The rate coeff. for quenching of O2 (1D) is allowed but is probably prevented by an activation barrier and by equil. constraints. The rate coeff. for quenching of O2 (1D) by Cl2 is 2*10-17 cm3/s at 298 K.