A shock tube study of the reaction NH2 + CH4 → NH3 + CH3 and comparison with transition state theory

Soonho Song, David M. Golden, Ronald K. Hanson, Craig T. Bowman, Juan P. Senosiain, Charles B. Musgrave, Gernot Friedrichs

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The rate coefficient for NH2+CH4→NH3+CH3 (R1) was measured in a shock tube in the temperature range 1591-2084 K using FM spectroscopy to monitor NH2 radicals. The measurements were combined with a calculation of the potential energy surface and canonical transition state theory with WKB tunneling to obtain an expression for rate coefficients. The standard theoretical calculations yielded reasonable structures and energetics for transition states for H-abstraction reactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)304-309
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Chemical Kinetics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jul

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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