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J Chem Phys. 2013 Sep 7;139(9):094307. doi: 10.1063/1.4816663.

Quasiclassical dynamics for the H + HS abstraction and exchange reactions on the 3A" and the 3A' states.

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State Key Laboratory of Molecular Reaction Dynamics, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian, Liaoning 116023, China.


A detailed quasiclassical trajectory study of the H + HS reaction yielding an exchange (H + HS) and an abstraction (H2 + S) channel has been performed by employing the new triplet (3)A" and (3)A' surfaces developed by our group. The cross sections for both channels are presented and found to be in good agreement with previous quantum wave packet results. The thermal rate coefficients for abstraction channel at the temperature between 200 and 1000 K have been evaluated by averaging over a Boltzmann distribution of rotational states and compared with the available experimental values. It is found that the thermal rate coefficients exhibit a conventional Arrhenius-type dependence on temperature, which agrees well with the experimental data. Average fractions, vibration and rotation distributions of the products H2 and HS at different collision energies have been also fully investigated. Furthermore, influence of the collision energy on the total and product-state-resolved differential cross sections (DCSs) for both channels are calculated and discussed. Some observations on the mechanism of the title reaction have been made; in particular it was discovered that reactive collisions along the collinear pathway cause the H2 product to scatter backward, while the reactive collisions with large impact parameters b, which are favored deviating from the minimum energy path, produced mainly forward scattering. For the exchange channel, the discrepancies in the DCS are also distinguished through an analysis of individual trajectories and found a double microscopic mechanism, migration or non-migration. The state-to-state DCSs provide a global perspective of the reaction mechanisms and their contribution to the final product internal energy states. The theoretical findings are discussed and compared with a kinematic constraint model.

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