Oxidation of Sulphur Dioxide During the Slow Combustion of Carbon Monoxide

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IN many high-temperature oxidations, atomic oxygen has been postulated as playing a part in the development of reaction chains, and there is need of techniques which can give independent proof of their existence. Gaydon1 has described a technique involving the introduction of nitric oxide to flames in which the presence of oxygen atoms in the flames is revealed by the yellowish-green emission observed due to the association reaction NO + O = NO2 + hv.

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    Gaydon, A. G., Proc. Roy. Soc., A, 183, 111 (1944).

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    Hadman, G., Hinshelwood, C. N., and Thompson, H. W., Proc. Roy. Soc., A., 137, 87 (1932).

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WHITTINGHAM, G. Oxidation of Sulphur Dioxide During the Slow Combustion of Carbon Monoxide. Nature 157, 550 (1946). https://doi.org/10.1038/157550a0

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