Laboratory studies of ion-neutral reactions in interstellar regions - Gas-phase equilibrium between HCN and NH3 in dense clouds

@inproceedings{Huntress1976LaboratorySO,
  title={Laboratory studies of ion-neutral reactions in interstellar regions - Gas-phase equilibrium between HCN and NH3 in dense clouds},
  author={Wesley T. Jr. Huntress and Vincent G. Anicich},
  year={1976}
}
Laboratory studies have been conducted of ion-molecule reactions involved in the synthesis of NH/sub 3/, H/sub 2/O, and HCN in dense interstellar clouds, and the rate constants and product distributions for these reactions have been determined. The rate constant for the reaction NH/sub 3//sup +/+H/sub 2/..-->..NH/sub 4//sup +/+H is extremely slow at interstellar cloud temperatures, and this has some important consequences for mechanisms of NH/sub 3/ synthesis in these regions. Atomic C/sup… CONTINUE READING