The effect of nitrous oxide and the nature of intermediates in the photochemistry of the iodide ion in aqueous solution

Joshua Jortner, Michael Ottolenghi, Gabriel Stein

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Abstract

The nature of the intermediates formed from the excited state of the I- ion was considered. The scavenging mechanism by N2O was investigated. Nitrous oxide was found to act as a specific scavenger for electrons. Semiquantitative treatment of the scavenging mechanisms is carried out. Chemical evidence for the transient formation of electrons in the photochemical system is presented. The mechanism of radical formation by the dissociation of the excited state is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2037-2042
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry
Volume66
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1962
Externally publishedYes

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