Temperature Dependence of Reactions of the Nitrate Radical with Alkanes

  • Jane A. Bagley
  • Peter Biggs
  • Carlos Canosa-Mas
  • Mark R. Little
  • A. Douglas Parr
  • Stuart J. Smith
  • Steven J. Waygood
  • Richard P. Wayne

Summary

Rate constants have been determined as a function of temperature for the reaction of NO3 with n-butane, i-butane (2-methylpropane), i-pentane (2-methylbutane) (298-523K) and ethane (453-553K). Arrhenius expressions for the reaction of NO3 at primary, secondary and tertiary hydrogen atom sites have been derived and used to predict the rate of reaction between NO3 and i-pentane. The observed decays of NO3 could be reproduced by kinetic models using a reasonable mechanism.

Keywords

Arrhenius Plot Faraday Trans Reasonable Mechanism Nitrate Radical Observe Rate Constant 
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© ECSC, EEC, EAEC, Brussels and Luxemberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jane A. Bagley
    • 1
  • Peter Biggs
    • 1
  • Carlos Canosa-Mas
    • 1
  • Mark R. Little
    • 1
  • A. Douglas Parr
    • 1
  • Stuart J. Smith
    • 1
  • Steven J. Waygood
    • 1
  • Richard P. Wayne
    • 1
  1. 1.Physical Chemistry LaboratoryOxford UniversityOxfordUK

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