The sensitivity of classical trajectory calculations of the reactions of fluorine atoms with H2 and HD to the particular choice among several "acceptable" potential energy surfaces is investigated. The hypothesis that the percent of the total energy available to the reaction products that is in the form of vibration energy can be predicted by the "energy release" on the potential energy surface is tested using this set of related H2F surfaces. The present results suggest that the main conclusions of a previous study of the dynamics of the reactions of F atoms with H2, HD, and D2 are features of the classical dynamics on any reasonable H2F potential energy surface of the generalized LEPS type.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics