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Enthalpy variation during an exothermic reaction. EACT represents the activation energy of the reaction and ∆HR the enthalpy or heat released by the reaction. 52) kr + kd (M) Thus A is conceived to be transformed to an “energized” state, A∗ , by collision. A∗ can then be deactivated by collision, or it may decompose. 47c) and the reaction will be found to 32 AERONOMY OF THE MIDDLE ATMOSPHERE be independent of pressure. 47a). 54) dt Between these two extremes, the reaction is neither first nor second order, and the pressure dependence must be carefully parameterized.

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