Ä-conservation in the dissociation of singlet ketene

Axel Mellinger, Mclonie A. Hall, Elisabeth A. Wade, G. Bradley Moore

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The effect of K-conservation on the photodissociation of ketene has been investigated. Rate constants and photofragment excitation (PHOFEX) spectra have been calculated using phase space theory (PST) in a helicity basis. While the effect of K-conservation on rate constants is relatively subtle, PHOFEX spectra with state-selected reactant molecules appear to provide a feasible way to experimentally resolve the question of K-conservation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)465-468
Number of pages4
JournalBerichte der Bunsengesellschaft/Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1997


  • Chemical kinetics
  • Photochemistry
  • Reaction dynamics


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