Energy partition in the photolysis of HI and of H2S
Yields of nitrogen from reaction (1) were used to determine the initial kinetic energy of hydrogen atoms produced by photolysis of HI and H2S in the presence of N2O. H*+ N2O → N2+ OH. (1)
The results show that the proportion of excited (52P½) iodine atoms formed by photolysis of HI at 279 nm is 0.11 ± 0.14, and that 90 ± 10 % of the residual energy following photolysis of H2S at 248 nm appears in translation of H and SH.