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Issue 5, 2005
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Gas-phase radical chemistry in the troposphere

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Atmospheric free radicals are low concentration, relatively fast reacting species whose influence is felt throughout the atmosphere. Reactive radicals have a key role in maintaining a balanced atmospheric composition through their central function in controlling the oxidative capacity of the atmosphere. In this tutorial review, the chemistry of three main groups of atmospheric radicals HOx, NOx and XOx (X = Cl, Br, I) are examined in terms of their sources, interconversions and sinks. Key examples of the chemistry are given for each group of radicals in their atmospheric context.

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The article was received on 22 Nov 2004 and first published on 28 Feb 2005

Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/B307982C
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2005,34, 376-395

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    Gas-phase radical chemistry in the troposphere

    P. S. Monks, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2005, 34, 376
    DOI: 10.1039/B307982C

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