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Mechanism of the Primary Photodissociation Process of Organic Molecules

Naturevolume 141page1138 (1938) | Download Citation

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IN a recent letter to NATURE1, Bergmann and Samuel advance a theory of photodecomposition of organic molecules according to which two bonds are fissured simultaneously, not by the splitting of two single bonds but by a transition to the repulsive state which corresponds to a reduction of valency of the central atom resulting from the re-formation of the 82 group of this atom.

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    • R. G. W. NORRISH

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