Predissociation of Diatomic Molecules from High Rotational States

  • D. S. Villars
  • E. U. Condon

Abstract

Instability of molecules in high rotational states as observed especially in HgH and A1H, is a phenomenon whose quantum-mechanical explanation is closely analogous to that of the radioactive disintegration of atomic nuclei. The heat of dissociation of A1H from its normal state is estimated to be 3.07 volts.

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Hydride 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. S. Villars
    • 1
  • E. U. Condon
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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