Inelastic and reactive collisions of Cs(9 2P3/2) with hydrocarbons

Hongmei Su, Richard Bersohn
2002 Journal of Chemical Physics  
Cs atoms when excited to their 7 2 P, 8 2 P, and 9 2 P states have sufficient internal energy to be able to react with H 2 molecules forming CsH and H and they do so. Cs 9 2 P has sufficient energy to react with alkanes; in fact, this does not occur. Instead an efficient n changing but l conserving collision occurs producing Cs atoms in the lower 2 P states. This phenomenon is shown to result from the fact that in the Rydberg state the valence electron is remote from the Cs ϩ ion core. Cs 9 2 P
more » ... does react with propene removing an allylic H atom to form CsH.
doi:10.1063/1.1514051 fatcat:tvfg2eovrbbgpkx56rwwjjb3kq