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Reaction Rate Maxima at Large Distances between Reactants

Kuss-Petermann, Martin and Wenger, Oliver S.. (2016) Reaction Rate Maxima at Large Distances between Reactants. Chimia, 70 (3). pp. 177-181.

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Abstract

One commonly thinks that two reactants need to come very close to one another in order for a chemical reaction to occur. This is true for most reaction types, but electron transfer is an exception in this regard. It is a well-documented fact that electron transfers can occur over long distances (≥15 Å), but it is much less well-known that theory predicts a regime in which electron transfer rates in crease with increasing distance between reactants. This contribution explains the physical origin of this counter-intuitive behavior, and it identifies a set of conditions that might facilitate its experimental observation.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie > Chemie > Anorganische Chemie (Wenger)
UniBasel Contributors:Wenger, Oliver and Kuss-Petermann, Martin
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Schweizerische Chemische Gesellschaft
ISSN:0009-4293
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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Last Modified:09 Oct 2017 07:44
Deposited On:11 Jan 2017 13:38

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