A practical procedure for the determination of branching ratios for reactions which lead to either excited or electronically ground state products is outlined. The method is applied to four reactions which could (on energetic grounds) produce an electronically excited iodine atom. No case of a complete inversion is found, but one reaction (F + HI) is predicted to yield a statistical, (one half), I*(2P1/2) to I(2P3/2) ratio.
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- Physics and Astronomy (all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry