A comparison between the vibrational relaxation rate of HCl in liquid versus supercritical xenon

Antonis Moustakas*, Eric Weitz

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Abstract

The vibrational relaxation of HCl has been studied in both liquid Xe at 289 K and supercritical Xe at 291 K. The rate of relaxation of HCl(v = 1) in supercritical Xe is identical to the relaxation rate in the liquid-phase at a common density. These results are consistent with the predictions of an isolated binary collision model for this system. This prediction is valid even if, as expected, HCl-Xe complexes are present in both the liquid and supercritical fluid as long as the nature and concentration of the complexes depend only on density and temperature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)264-268
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume191
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 3 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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