THE ROLE OF H+ AND H-3+ IONS IN THE DEGRADATION OF INTERSTELLAR-MOLECULES

D. Smith, P. Spanel, TJ Millar

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Abstract

The results of recent laboratory studies of the reactions of H+ and H-3+ with a number of molecular gases are interpreted from the viewpoint of interstellar chemistry. Many of the reactions of these ions result in the ionization and fragmentation of neutral reactant gases. Pseudo-time-dependent calculations of the chemistry in dense molecular clouds indicate that molecular abundances are reduced by the inclusion of such reactions, but generally by less than a factor of 5.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-34
Number of pages4
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Volume266
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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