Polar effect in the reaction of CH3O with HBr

Edit Farkas, Gergely Kovács, Krisztina Imrik, István Szilágyi, Sándor Dóbé, Ferenc Márta

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The discharge flow method with laser induced fluorescence detection of CH3O was applied to determine the rate constant, k1, for the reaction CH3O + HBr → products (1) k1 (298 K) = (8.41 σ 0.80(1σ)) 1011 cm3 mol-1 s-1. The unusually large k1 value was explained by the polar nature of the transition state of the reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-320
Number of pages6
JournalReaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Nov 15 2004



  • Cho
  • Hbr
  • Rate constant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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