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Recombination of Chlorine Atoms

Nature volume 199, pages 11811182 (21 September 1963) | Download Citation

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THE rate of recombination of chlorine atoms has been investigated using a flow system. The atoms were produced in a microwave discharge, and the atom decay followed by means of a movable thermocouple probe at which recombination occurred. The reaction tube of 4-cm internal diameter was poisoned with boric oxide. Runs using chlorine only, and chlorine/argon mixtures, were carried out. Linear flow speeds in the range 30–250 cm/sec, and total pressures (measured with a sloping oil manometer) of 0.24–3 mm mercury were used.

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  1. Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, University of Oxford.

    • J. W. LINNETT
    •  & M. H. BOOTH

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