Some comments on 'A study on the reaction mechanism and kinetic of mercury oxidation by chlorine species' [J. Mol. Struct. (Theochem) 625 (2003) 277]

Jennifer Wilcox, Paul Blowers

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In this paper, we comment on a recent article where mercury speciation reaction kinetics were reported. We examine certain difficulties and flaws in the theoretical treatment given in the recent article. In addition, we provide accurate geometries and heats of reaction results to validate a different quantum mechanical method and basis set combination which we encourage for use in theoretically calculating rate constants for mercury oxidation reactions involving chlorine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-278
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Molecular Structure: THEOCHEM
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Apr 1 2004



  • Multichannel reaction
  • Transition state
  • Unimolecular reaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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