## Reaction Kinetics of CO+HO2→Products: Ab Initio Study and Master Equation Modeling

Authors: X. You, H. Wang, E. Goos, C. J. Sung, and S. J. Klippenstein

Direct link to the paper: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jp067597a DOI: 10.1021/jp067597a

Abstract:

The kinetics of the reaction CO + HO_{2}• → CO_{2} + •OH was studied using a combination of ab initio electronic structure theory, transition state theory, and master equation modeling. The potential energy surface was examined with the CCSD(T) and CASPT2 methods. The classical energy barriers were found to be about 18 and 19 kcal/mol for CO + HO_{2}• addition following the trans and cis paths, respectively. For the cis path, rate constant calculations were carried out with canonical transition state theory. For the trans path, master equation modeling was also employed to examine the pressure dependence. Special attention was paid to the hindered internal rotations of the HOOC•O adduct and transition states. The theoretical analysis shows that the overall rate coefficient is independent of pressure up to 500 atm for temperature ranging from 300 to 2500 K. On the basis of this analysis, we recommend the following rate expression for reaction R1 *k*(cm^{3}/mol·s) = 1.57 × 10^{5} *T** *^{2.18}e^{-9030/}* ^{T}* for 300 ≤

*T*≤ 2500 K with the uncertainty factor equal to 8, 2, and 1.7 at temperatures of 300, 1000, and 2000 K, respectively.

Citation: X. You, H. Wang, E. Goos, C. J. Sung, and S. J. Klippenstein, “Reaction Kinetics of CO+HO2→Products: Ab Initio Study and Master Equation Modeling,” Journal of Physical Chemistry A, Journal of Physical Chemistry A 111, 4031-4042 (2007).