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Title: The application of radioactive tracer techniques in the elucidation of the mechanism of chemical reactions
Author: Walton, Alan
Awarding Body: Durham University
Current Institution: Durham University
Date of Award: 1956
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Isotopic Exchange reactions may be broadly classified into two main types, homogeneous and heterogeneous (1). In the homogeneous-exchange reaction the reactants are uniformly distributed in the same phase and the only change taking place in the system, during the reaction, is the distribution of the different isotopes. In heterogeneous exchange reactions, on the other hand, the reactants exist in different phases. In this thesis, attention has been confined to an exchange reaction of the latter type, the exchanging atoms being the hydrogen atoms in a hydrocarbon and those in tritiated water. In the case of exchange between hydrogen isotopes (2) the reactions may be divided into four classes according to the state of the bonding of the hydrogen atoms.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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