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Author Yang, K.
Sponsorship USDOE
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword CHEMISTRY ♦ CYCLOALKANES ♦ DECOMPOSITION ♦ ETHYLENE ♦ FREE RADICALS ♦ GASES ♦ HYDROCARBONS ♦ HYDROGEN ♦ METHANE ♦ NITROGEN OXIDES ♦ PROPANE ♦ PROPYLENE ♦ RADIATIONS
Abstract Nitric oxide reduces energy yields of various products in the radiolysis of gaseous hydrocarbons. These yield reductions can be explained by assuming that nitric oxide scavenged thermalized radicals or that nitric oxide interfered with processes not involving thermallzed radicals (such as ionic reactions). Attempts to determine what part of the nitric oxide effect must be attributed to the latter cause were not successful. However, experimental evidence was found that as much as 10 mole% nitric oxide has a negligible effect on the product yields of the processes which do not involve thermalized radicals (1) processes yielding hydrogen in the radiolysis of methane, ethylene, propylene, and cyclopropane; (2) processes yielding ethylene in the radiolysis of propylene. These results show that, at least in certain situations, nitric oxide can be used to estimate unambiguously the thermalized radical contributions. (auth)
ISSN 00223654
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1961-01-01
Publisher Department Continental Oil Co., Ponca City, Okla.
Journal Journal of Physical Chemistry
Volume Number 65
Organization Continental Oil Co., Ponca City, Okla.


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