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Author DAINTON, F. S. ♦ PETERSON, D. B.
Sponsorship USDOE
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Language English
Subject Keyword CHEMISTRY ♦ ACIDITY ♦ ATOMS ♦ GAMMA RADIATION ♦ HYDROGEN ♦ IRON SULFATES ♦ NITROGEN ♦ NITROGEN OXIDES ♦ PRECIPITATION ♦ PRODUCTION ♦ RADIATION CHEMISTRY ♦ SOLUTIONS ♦ WATER
Abstract The radiation chemistry of aqueous solutions containing nitrous oxide was investigated to determine the forms of hydrogen atoms produced by gamma rays. Some of the results for ferrous sulfate solutions are shown, from which it is evident that: (a) G(F/sup 3+/) has the same value in the deaerated nitrous oxide-containing solution as in the nitrous oxidefree solution; (b) the total gas yield is the same in both systems and equal to GH + GH; (c) in the N/sub 2/O- containing system some nitrogen is always produced and the ratio 2 and then rises sharply with further increases. The value of G(N/sub 2/) at pH> 2.7 is that expected on the hypothesis that all the available hydrogen atoms are scavenged by N/sub 2/O in a reaction of one mole of N/sub 2/ for every mole of H/sub 2/ scavenged. The fact that G(N/sub 2/) does not become zero at pH < 2 is interpreted as evidence for the existence of two dif- . ferent species of H atom, only one of which is capable of reducing N/sub 2/O in this low pH range. (B.O.G.)
ISSN 00280836
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1960-06-11
Publisher Department The University, Leeds, Eng.
Journal Nature
Volume Number 186
Issue Number 4728
Organization The University, Leeds, Eng.


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