## Abstract

The RRKM theory has been used to interpret experimental measurements of the decomposition of excited c-C_{4}H_{7}T and c-C_{4}D_{7}T following T-for-H and T-for-D substitution in recoil tritium experiments. An expression is obtained for calculating the pressure dependence of decomposition to stabilization. It is found that (1) rotational effects are unimportant for either c-C_{4}H_{7}T or c-C_{4}D_{7}T decomposition; (2) when the excitation function for T-for-H substitution in c-C_{4}H_{8} is approximated by one derived from molecular beam experiments, the displaced H atoms carry on the average 40% or more of the incident T translational energy; (3) for similar T-for-H and T-for-D excitation functions, displaced H and D atoms have nearly the same average kinetic energies.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 2309-2315 |

Number of pages | 7 |

Journal | Journal of physical chemistry |

Volume | 78 |

Issue number | 23 |

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State | Published - 1974 |