Oxidation of Sulphur Dioxide During the Slow Combustion of Carbon Monoxide


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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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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