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Peripheral chemical reactions

Abstract

Forward scattering of the products of direct exoergic atom transfer reactions is proposed as an indication for a peripheral attraction: a reaction in which an atom at the periphery of the reactants is abstracted. Model computations for the O(1D) + N2O reaction are used to illustrate the proposed mechanism. The opacity function has a peak at higher impact parameters which is correlated with the forward scattering. Potential energy surfaces which do not manifest peripheral attraction lead to backwards scattering of the products.

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