Collision and Reaction-Rate Theory
This chapter will show how equilibrium concentrations and reaction rate constants depend on microscopic properties of the reacting molecules, such as bond energies, vibrational frequencies, and rotational moments, which can be studied spectroscopically. A short introduction to the necessary statistical-thermodynamical background is given. Finally the theoretical rate expressions are used to discuss the rate constants of some elementary surface reactions.
KeywordsPartition Function Diatomic Molecule Reaction Coordinate Internal Degree Translational Energy
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