Upper stratospheric photolysis of NaCl and KCl.

@article{Rowland1982UpperSP,
  title={Upper stratospheric photolysis of NaCl and KCl.},
  author={F. Sherwood Rowland and Peter J. Rogers},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1982},
  volume={79 8},
  pages={2737-9}
}
Sodium chloride has been postulated to be formed in the stratosphere by the reaction of NaOH with HCl, and an analogous reaction should occur also for KOH, with the formation of KCl. Photodissociation rates have been calculated for both NaCl and KCl using the published ultraviolet absorption cross sections below 300 nm. Both molecules absorb strongly and… CONTINUE READING