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Collision and Reaction-Rate Theory

  • R. A. van Santen
  • J. W. Niemantsverdriet
Part of the Fundamental and Applied Catalysis book series (FACA)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Partition Function Diatomic Molecule Reaction Coordinate Internal Degree Translational Energy 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. A. van Santen
    • 1
  • J. W. Niemantsverdriet
    • 1
  1. 1.Schuit Institute of CatalysisEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands

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