On Shustorovich's bond-order conservation method as applied to chemisorption

R.A. Santen, van

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The bond-order conservation principle is shown to be rigorously true within the valence-bond approxn. excluding inorg. terms. After a short discussion of Sustrorovich's adaptation of this method to chemisorption on metals, a new improved expression for the activation energy of dissocn. is derived, based on a transition-state model derived from extended Hueckel calcns. It appears to be essential to account for the weakening of the surface-surface metal bonds. New expressions for at. and mol. adsorption energies are derived. A major result of this work is a significant redn. in the activation energy for dissocn. due to loss of surface metal-metal atom bonding upon chemisorption
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-63
Number of pages5
JournalRecueil des Travaux Chimiques des Pays-Bas
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1990


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