Quantum effects on the rates of electron-transfer reactions

Ephraim Buhks, Mordechai Bixon, Joshua Jortner*, Gil Navon

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In this paper we compare the quantum-mechanical and classical theories of electron transfer in polar media, which involve large inner-shell reorganization energy. For symmetrical electron-transfer reactions, quantum corrections result from nuclear tunneling effects. These quantum effects increase the absolute value of the rate of the electron-transfer process for the Co(NH3)62+-Co(NH3)6 3+ exchange at room temperature by less than 1 order of magnitude.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3759-3762
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry
Issue number25
StatePublished - 1981


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