The decomposition of chloroacetic acid in aqueous solutions by atomic hydrogen. II. Reaction mechanism in alkaline solutions

Joshua Jortner*, Joseph Rabani

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Abstract

The reactivity of atomic hydrogen in alkaline solutions of chloroacetic acid was investigated. The pH and concentration dependence yield kinetic evidence for the formation of H2O- in alkaline solutions: H + OH-→ H2O- with kH+OH- = 6 × 105 l. mole-1 sec.-1. These results are correlated with radiation chemical data, and the nature of the H2O- radical is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2081-2084
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry
Volume66
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1962
Externally publishedYes

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