The thermochemistry of polyoxides and polyoxy radicals

J. S. Francisco, I. H. Williams

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A new estimate is derived for the group additivity contribution ΔH ƒ∘[O—(O)2] = 55 ± 6 kJ mol−1, based upon recent experimental data, which enables heats of formation and bond dissociation energies to be estimated for species ROnR and RO n¨(R = H, CH3, and CF3). Semi‐empirical MNDO calculated heats of formation, for these species, provide independent support for the new thermochemical estimates. The results are also consistent with other theoretical and experimental evidence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)455-466
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Chemical Kinetics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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