A Quasiclassical Trajectory Study of Product Rotational, Angular, and Projection Distributions in the OH + H2 → H2O + H Reaction

  • George C. Schatz
  • Henry Elgersma


The reaction \(OH(X^{2}\prod )+H_{2}(X^{1\sum_{g}^{+}})\rightarrow H_{2}O(X^{1}A_{1})+H(^{2}S)\) is of significant importance in chemical kinetics, particularly with respect to combustion processes involving hydrogen and hydrogen containing fuels. In recent years, a number of experimental studies of its kinetics have been made, including studies of reagent vibrational excitation effects,2 isotope effects,3 and thermal reaction rates.4


Angular Distribution Vibrational State Vibrational Excitation Integral Cross Section Rotational Excitation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • George C. Schatz
    • 1
  • Henry Elgersma
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

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