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Author Lee, J. K. ♦ Musgrave, B. ♦ Rowland, F. S.
Sponsorship USDOE
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword CHEMISTRY ♦ CHROMATOGRAPHY ♦ DEUTERIUM ♦ FREE RADICALS ♦ GASES ♦ HELIUM 3 ♦ HYDROGEN ♦ IRRADIATION ♦ ISOTOPE EFFECTS ♦ MEASURED VALUES ♦ MIXING ♦ MOLECULES ♦ NITROGEN OXIDES ♦ OXYGEN ♦ PROTONS ♦ RADIOACTIVITY ♦ RECOILS ♦ SEALS ♦ SEPARATION PROCESSES ♦ THERMAL NEUTRONS ♦ TRITIUM
Abstract The intermolecular isotope effect in recoil tritium reactions with hydrogen and deuterium was studied by sealing off gas mixtures of He/sup 3/ with H/sub 2/ and D/sub 2/ and irradiating with a thermal neutron beam for two days, the reaction being He/sup 3/a(n.p)T. The products were then separated by gas chromatography, and their radioactivity was measured. In this way, HT/DT ratios were measured for various H/D ratios, and T is found to have a strong preference for RT formation over DT: the isotope preference is 1.55 plus or minus 0.06. With NO or O/sub 2/ added as a free radical scavenger, the preference is higher. (D.L.C.)
ISSN 00219606
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1960-04-01
Publisher Department Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence
Journal Journal of Chemical Physics
Volume Number 32
Organization Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence


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