The role of hydrogen atoms in the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide and in the radiation chemistry of water

Gideon Czapski*, Joshua Jortner, Gabriel Stein

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Abstract

Atomic hydrogen generated by an electrodeless high frequency discharge in H2 gas and introduced into aqueous solutions reacts with 10-4-10-5 M H2O2 with a velocity constant of k ≅ 105 liter mole-1 sec.-1, unaffected by changing the pH from 1 to 13. The reactions involved are discussed and compared with those postulated for the radiolysis of aqueous H2O2 solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)964-966
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry
Volume65
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1961
Externally publishedYes

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