Effect of Induced Dipole-Induced Dipole Potential and the Size of Colliding Particles on Ion-Quadrupolar Molecule Collision Rate Constants

Document Type: Research Article

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1 Department of Chemistry& Chemical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Zip code 16844, Tehran, I.R. IRAN

2 Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA 0.2747-2300, U.S.A.

Abstract

Classical trajectory (Monte Carlo) calculation is used to calculate collision rate constants of ion-quadrupolar molecule interactions for the H¯+C2H2 system. The method presented here takes into account the effect of the induced dipole-induced dipole potential on ion-quadrupolar molecule collision rate constants. It is also assumed that the colliding particles have a definite size. The thermal energy collision rate constants are calculated at 300-3000 K temperature range and the kinetic energy dependence of rate constants is examined at a relative kinetic energy of the colliding particles in the range from thermal energy up to ~1.3 eV. It is suggested that the induced dipole-induced dipole potential term and the particles size are important factors and should not be ignored when calculating collision rate constants of ion-quadrupolar molecule system.  

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