Ion-quadrupole effects in thermal energy ion-molecule collision rate constants (Journal article)

Kosmas, Agnie M.

A simplified version of the Averaged Quadrupole Orientation (AQO) theory is attempted, by taking into account the adiabatic invariance approximation, to investigate the effect of the ionquadrupolar molecule interaction on thermal energy reaction rate constant. The theory is formulated in terms of an orientation averaged potential energy function and predicts a significant increase in the capture rate constant over the Langevin value for molecules with large quadrupole moments and small polarizabilities. The results of the theory are compared to various experimental data and predictions of other theories.
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Θετικών Επιστημών. Τμήμα Χημείας
Keywords: chemical exchanges -- ion molecule collisions -- ion molecule reactions -- potential energy functions -- reaction rate constants -- averaged quadrupole orientation theory -- proton transfer -- chemical exchanges -- ion molecule collision rate constants
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