This volume presents the proceedings of a 1986 Advanced Study Institute entitled "Structure/Reactivity and Thermochemistry of Ions", held at Les Arcs, France, June 30 to July 11, 1986. The format of a NATO Institute is ideally suited to in-depth communications between scien- tists of diverse backgrounds. Particularly in the field of ion physics and chemistry, where on-going research involves physicists, physical chemists, and organic chemists - who use a variety of experimental and theoretical techniques - it is found that in the relaxed but stimula- ting atmosphere of a NATO ASI, each professional group provides unique insights, leading to a better definition and solution of problems relating to the properties of gas phase ions. This book presents chapters based on the lectures presented at the Les Arcs ASI. The participants took the initiative to organize a number of specialized workshops - informal discussion groups which considered questions or problem areas of particular interest. The accounts of these sessions, which are also included in this book, make stimulating reading, and include considerable useful information. This Advanced Study Institute is the fourth in a series of NATO-spon- sored institutes devoted to the chemistry and physics of ions in the gas phase. The first, in 1974, in Biarritz, France, focussed on "Interactions between Ions and Molecules".
'This volume, like previous volumes of the NATO Advanced Science Institute Series, presents articles of high scientific standard. Knowledge of this book is essential for all those working in the field of ionphysics and chemistry, moreover, the volume can be recommended to researchers dealing with gas kinetics and reaction dynamics or other related subjects.'
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Capture Collision Theory.- Collision Theory: Summary of the Panel Discussion.- Optical Studies of Product State Distributions in Thermal Energy Ion-Molecule Reactions.- Crossed-Molecular Beam Studies of Charge Transfer Reactions at Low and Intermediate Energy.- Production, Quenching and Reaction of Vibrationally Excited Ions in Collisions with Neutrals in Drift Tubes.- Kinetic Energy Dependence of Ion-Molecule Reactions: From Triatomics to Transition Metals.- Reactions of Transition Metal Ions with Cycloalkanes and Metal Carbonyls.- Gas Phase Metal Ion Chemistry: Summary of the Panel Discussion.- Dynamics of Dissociation and Reactions of Cluster Ions.- Growing Molecules with Ion/Molecule Reactions.- AB Initio Studies of Interstellar Molecular Ions.- Structures and Spectroscopic Properties of Small Negative Molecular Ions - Theory and Experiment.- AB Initio Calculations on Organic Ion Structures.- Formation of Anions in the Gas Phase.- Proton Transfer Reactions of Anions.- Assignment of Absolute Gas Phase Basicities of Small Molecules.- Kinetics and Equilibria of Electron Transfer Reactions: A? + B = A + B?. Determinations of Electron Affinities of A and B and Stabilities of.Adducts A2? and (A * B)?.- Ion Thermochemistry: Summary of the Panel Discussion.- Entropy-Driven Reactions: Summary of the Panel Discussion.- Organic Ion/Molecule Reactions: Summary of the Panel Discussion.- Experimental and Theoretical Studies of Small Organic Dications, Molecules with Highly Remarkable Properties.- Structure and Reactivity of Gaseous Ions Studied by a Combination of Mass Spectrometric, Nuclear Decay and Radiolytic Techniques.