ReactionDynamics - REACTION DYNAMICS Section A 1. Explain...

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REACTION DYNAMICS Section A 1. Explain what is meant by the following terms relating to molecular dynamics. a) Elastic, inelastic and reactive collisions. b) Differential cross section c) Orbital angular momentum L d) Impact parameter b e) Centrifugal barrier f) Excitation function g) Potential energy surface 2. a) What information can infra-red chemiluminescence provide on the energetics and/or dynamics of a chemical reaction? What other experimental methods can be used to obtain similar information? b) Why do beam experiments represent an improvement over bulk gas phase experiments? What are the advantages and disadvantages of effusive and supersonic molecular beams? Give an example of their application in chemical reaction dynamics. c) What is the relationship between the potential energy surface for a chemical system and its reaction dynamics? How can quasi-classical trajectory (QCT) calculations be used in conjunction with experimental results to test the accuracy of a calculated potential energy surface? Section B
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