Non-RRKM kinetics in gas-phase SN2 nucleophilic substitution

Scott R. Vande Linde, William L. Hase

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Classical trajectories are used to simulate the intramolecular and unimolecular dynamics of Cl-⋯CH3Cl complexes formed by collisions between Cl- and CH3Cl. Unimolecular rate constants for decomposition of the complexes are decidedly non-RRKM and are consistent with a model in which only three or fewer modes in the complex are active in intramolecular vibrational energy redistribution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6148-6150
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of physical chemistry
Issue number16
StatePublished - 1990


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