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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|