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Association Reactions at Low Pressure: 5. The CH<sub>3</sub>+/HCN System. A Final Word?

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dc.contributor.author Anicich, V. en_US
dc.contributor.author Sen, A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Huntress, W. en_US
dc.contributor.author McEwan, M. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2004-10-05T06:02:24Z
dc.date.available 2004-10-05T06:02:24Z
dc.date.issued 1994
dc.identifier.clearanceno 94-1459
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/33421
dc.description.abstract The reaction of the methyl cation with hydrogen cyanide is revisited. We have confidence that we have resolved a long standing apparent contradiction of experimental results. A literature history is presented along with one new experiment and a reexamination of an old experiment. In this present work it is shown that all of the previous studies had made consistent observations. Yet, each of the previous studies failed to observe all of the information present. The methyl cation does react with HCN by radiative association, a fact which had been in doubt. The product ions formed in the two-body and three-body processes react differently with HCN. The collisionally stabilized association product formed by a three-body mechanism does not react with HCN and is readily detected in the experiments. The radiatively stabilized association product, formed by a slow two-body reaction, is not detected because it reacts with HCN by a fast proton transfer reaction forming the protonated HCN ion. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject.other methyl cation en_US
dc.title Association Reactions at Low Pressure: 5. The CH<sub>3</sub>+/HCN System. A Final Word? en_US


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