Nitrous oxide

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Gas phase ion energetics data

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Data compilation copyright by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce on behalf of the U.S.A. All rights reserved.

Data evaluated as indicated in comments:
HL - Edward P. Hunter and Sharon G. Lias
L - Sharon G. Lias

Data compiled as indicated in comments:
LLK - Sharon G. Lias, Rhoda D. Levin, and Sherif A. Kafafi
RDSH - Henry M. Rosenstock, Keith Draxl, Bruce W. Steiner, and John T. Herron
LBLHLM - Sharon G. Lias, John E. Bartmess, Joel F. Liebman, John L. Holmes, Rhoda D. Levin, and W. Gary Mallard
B - John E. Bartmess

View reactions leading to N2O+ (ion structure unspecified)

Quantity Value Units Method Reference Comment
IE (evaluated)12.889 ± 0.004eVN/AN/AL
Quantity Value Units Method Reference Comment
Proton affinity (review)131.4kcal/molN/AHunter and Lias, 1998at N; HL
Proton affinity (review)137.5kcal/molN/AHunter and Lias, 1998at O; HL
Quantity Value Units Method Reference Comment
Gas basicity125.1kcal/molN/AHunter and Lias, 1998at N; HL
Gas basicity131.1kcal/molN/AHunter and Lias, 1998at O; HL

Electron affinity determinations

EA (eV) Method Reference Comment
0.22 ± 0.10CIDTTiernan and Wu, 1978B
>-0.15 ± 0.10NBIENalley, Compton, et al., 1973B
0.27 ± 0.17ECDWentworth, Chen, et al., 1971B
<0.76 ± 0.10LPESCoe, Snodgrass, et al., 1986Vertical Detachment Energy: ca. 1.5 eV. Anion bent, with little Franck-Condon overlap; B

Ionization energy determinations

IE (eV) Method Reference Comment
12.89PEKimura, Katsumata, et al., 1981LLK
12. ± 1.PIHitchcock, Brion, et al., 1980LLK
12.91 ± 0.03EISahini, Constantin, et al., 1978LLK
12.886 ± 0.002PEBerkowitz and Eland, 1977LLK
12.88 ± 0.005PICoppens, Smets, et al., 1974LLK
12.89 ± 0.005PICoppens, Smets, et al., 1974LLK
12.90PEEland, 1973LLK
12.891 ± 0.008PECollin and Natalis, 1969RDSH
12.893 ± 0.005PEBrundle and Turner, 1969RDSH
12.89PICook, Metzger, et al., 1968RDSH
12.888 ± 0.007PIDibeler and Walker, 1967RDSH
12.8 ± 0.05EICarette, 1967RDSH
12.882 ± 0.008PINicholson, 1965RDSH
12.894STanaka, Jursa, et al., 1960RDSH
12.89PEPotts and Williams, 1974Vertical value; LLK

Appearance energy determinations

Ion AE (eV) Other Products MethodReferenceComment
N+20. ± 1.NOPIHitchcock, Brion, et al., 1980LLK
N+19.494NOPEBerkowitz and Eland, 1977LLK
N+20.06NOPEDibeler, Walker, et al., 1967RDSH
NO+15.3 ± 0.1NEIOlivier, Locht, et al., 1982LBLHLM
NO+16. ± 1.NPIHitchcock, Brion, et al., 1980LLK
NO+16.53 ± 0.01NPICoppens, Smets, et al., 1974LLK
NO+15.01NPICoppens, Smets, et al., 1974LLK
NO+17.73 ± 0.01NPICoppens, Smets, et al., 1974LLK
NO+14.3 ± 0.3N(4Sø)EIColeman, Delderfield, et al., 1969RDSH
NO+17.74N(2Pø)?PIDibeler and Walker, 1967RDSH
NO+16.53N(2Dø)?PIDibeler and Walker, 1967RDSH
NO+15.01N(4Sø)PIDibeler and Walker, 1967RDSH
NO+13.75 ± 0.10N(4Sø)EICurran and Fox, 1961RDSH
N2+17.3 ± 0.2OEIOlivier, Locht, et al., 1982LBLHLM
N2+18. ± 1.OPIHitchcock, Brion, et al., 1980LLK
N2+17.29OPIDibeler, 1967RDSH
O+15. ± 1.N2PIHitchcock, Brion, et al., 1980LLK
O+15.31N2PIDibeler, Walker, et al., 1967RDSH


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Data compilation copyright by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce on behalf of the U.S.A. All rights reserved.

Hunter and Lias, 1998
Hunter, E.P.; Lias, S.G., Evaluated Gas Phase Basicities and Proton Affinities of Molecules: An Update, J. Phys. Chem. Ref. Data, 1998, 27, 3, 413-656, . [all data]

Tiernan and Wu, 1978
Tiernan, T.O.; Wu, R.L.C., Thermochemical Data for Molecular Negative Ions from Collisional Dissociation Thresholds, Adv. Mass Spectrom., 1978, 7A, 136. [all data]

Nalley, Compton, et al., 1973
Nalley, S.J.; Compton, R.N.; Schweinler, H.C.; Anderson, V.E., Molecular electron affinities from collisional ionization of cesium. I. NO, NO2, and N2O, J. Chem. Phys., 1973, 59, 4125. [all data]

Wentworth, Chen, et al., 1971
Wentworth, W.E.; Chen, E.; Freeman, R., Thermal electron attachment to N2O, J. Chem. Phys., 1971, 55, 2075. [all data]

Coe, Snodgrass, et al., 1986
Coe, J.V.; Snodgrass, J.T.; Freidhoff, C.B.; McHugh, K.M.; Bowen, K.H., Negative ion photoelectron spectroscopy of N2O- and (N2O)2-, Chem. Phys. Lett., 1986, 124, 274. [all data]

Kimura, Katsumata, et al., 1981
Kimura, K.; Katsumata, S.; Achiba, Y.; Yamazaki, T.; Iwata, S., Ionization energies, Ab initio assignments, and valence electronic structure for 200 molecules in Handbook of HeI Photoelectron Spectra of Fundamental Organic Compounds, Japan Scientific Soc. Press, Tokyo, 1981. [all data]

Hitchcock, Brion, et al., 1980
Hitchcock, A.P.; Brion, C.E.; Van der Wiel, M.J., Absolute oscillator strengths for valence-shell ionic photofragmentation of N2O and CO2(8-75 eV), Chem. Phys., 1980, 45, 461. [all data]

Sahini, Constantin, et al., 1978
Sahini, V.E.; Constantin, V.; Serban, I., Determination of ionization potentials using a MI-1305 mass spectrometer, Rev. Roum. Chim., 1978, 23, 479. [all data]

Berkowitz and Eland, 1977
Berkowitz, J.; Eland, J.H.D., Photoionization of N2O: Mechanisms of photoionization and ion dissociation, J. Chem. Phys., 1977, 67, 2740. [all data]

Coppens, Smets, et al., 1974
Coppens, P.; Smets, J.; Fishel, M.G.; Drowart, J., Mass spectrometric study of the photoionization of nitrous oxide in the wavelength interval 1000-600 A, Int. J. Mass Spectrom. Ion Phys., 1974, 14, 57. [all data]

Eland, 1973
Eland, J.H.D., Predissociation of N2O+ and COS+ ions studied by photoelectronphotoion coincidence spectroscopy, Int. J. Mass Spectrom. Ion Phys., 1973, 12, 389. [all data]

Collin and Natalis, 1969
Collin, J.E.; Natalis, P., Determination des etats electroniques et des niveaux de vibration des ions moleculaires par spectroscopie de photoelectrons, Bull. Classe Sci. Acad. Roy. Belg., 1969, 55, 352. [all data]

Brundle and Turner, 1969
Brundle, C.R.; Turner, D.W., Studies on the photoionisation of the linear triatomic molecules: N2O, COS, CS2 and CO2 using high-resolution photoelectron spectroscopy, Intern. J. Mass Spectrom. Ion Phys., 1969, 2, 195. [all data]

Cook, Metzger, et al., 1968
Cook, G.R.; Metzger, P.H.; Ogawa, M., Photoionization and absorption coefficients of N2O, J. Opt. Soc. Am., 1968, 58, 129. [all data]

Dibeler and Walker, 1967
Dibeler, V.H.; Walker, J.A., Mass spectrometric study of the photoionization of small polyatomic molecules, Advan. Mass Spectrom., 1967, 4, 767. [all data]

Carette, 1967
Carette, J.-D., Ionisation par impact electronique de CO2 et N2O, Can. J. Phys., 1967, 45, 2931. [all data]

Nicholson, 1965
Nicholson, A.J.C., Photoionization-efficiency curves. II. False and genuine structure, J. Chem. Phys., 1965, 43, 1171. [all data]

Tanaka, Jursa, et al., 1960
Tanaka, Y.; Jursa, A.S.; LeBlanc, F.J., Higher ionization potentials of linear triatomic molecules. II. CS2, COS, and N2O, J. Chem. Phys., 1960, 32, 1205. [all data]

Potts and Williams, 1974
Potts, A.W.; Williams, T.A., The observation of "forbidden" transitions in He II photoelectron spectra, J. Electron Spectrosc. Relat. Phenom., 1974, 3, 3. [all data]

Dibeler, Walker, et al., 1967
Dibeler, V.H.; Walker, J.A.; Liston, S.K., Mass spectrometric study of photoionization. VII.Nitrogen dioxide and nitrous oxide, J.Res. NBS, 1967, 71A, 371. [all data]

Olivier, Locht, et al., 1982
Olivier, J.L.; Locht, R.; Momigny, J., A dissociative electroionization study of nitrous oxide. The No and N2 dissociation channels, Chem. Phys., 1982, 68, 201. [all data]

Coleman, Delderfield, et al., 1969
Coleman, R.J.; Delderfield, J.S.; Reuben, B.G., The gas-phase decomposition of the nitrous oxide ion, Intern. J. Mass Spectrom. Ion Phys., 1969, 2, 25. [all data]

Curran and Fox, 1961
Curran, R.K.; Fox, R.E., Mass spectrometer investigation of ionization of N2O by electron impact, J. Chem. Phys., 1961, 34, 1590. [all data]

Dibeler, 1967
Dibeler, V.H., N2O bond dissociation energy by photon impact, J. Chem. Phys., 1967, 47, 2191. [all data]


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