Date of Award

6-1971

Document Type

Union College Only

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Department

Chemistry

Language

English

Abstract

Aqueous solutions of dichloromethane have been irradiated with a cobalt-60 gamma source. Products of the radiolysis have been determined in order to formulate the mechanism of the radiation induced decomposition. Chemical analysis of irradiated solutions has shown that hydrochloric acid and formic acid are among the products of the decomposition. The effect of oxygen and dichloromethane concentrations on the production and yield of chloride ion has been determined. From the results, a mechanism for the radiolysis of aqueous dichloromethane in the presence of oxygen has been deduced.

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