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Heat of Atomization of Carbon

Nature volume 159, pages 742743 (31 May 1947) | Download Citation

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IN connexion with the series of communications under the above title1, I wish to direct attention to an old paper which contains an accurate computation of the metastable 5S state of the carbon atom2. The value given in that paper is 4.3 eV. above the groundstate of carbon, and the uncertainty is less than 0.1 eV. This is equivalent to 100 ± 2 kcal./mole.

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    Nature, 159, 129 (1947).

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    , and , Phys. Rev., 46, 948 (1934), see p. 962

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  1. Department of Physics, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. March 10.

    • S. GOUDSMIT

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