Transition state theory is tested against accurate rate constants for the collinear H + H2 reaction on a realistic potential energy surface. For this reaction the theory is fairly accurate at high temperatures but is very inaccurate at low temperatures.
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*-This work was supporttid in part by the United States’ Atomic Energy Co&n&&on, Report Code No. CALT-76?P4-74. **’ Co&‘&&ion No. 4184.