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The Hydrogen Atom and Its Reactions in Solution

Science  10 Jul 1970:
Vol. 169, Issue 3941, pp. 181-183
DOI: 10.1126/science.169.3941.181

Abstract

Hydrogen atoms have been generated in solution by photolysis of thiols in solutions of organic compounds, and the relative rate constants, kH, have been measured for the reaction H• + QH → H2 + Q•, where QH is any organic compound which contains hydrogen. This represents the first kinetic study of the hydrogen atom in which it is generated in solution by a technique not involving ionizing radiation. The relative values of kH are in agreement with the values from radiolysis for most of the substances studied; however, for some compounds significantly different results have been obtained.

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