The work presented in this thesis was directed primarily towards
the study of the kinetics of chlorine atom addition to olefines, using
the competitive technique.
In the field of gas phase halogen reactions, the competitive
technique had, up to the time of commencement of this work, been applied
mainly to hydrogen abstraction reactions. It was hoped that by a simple
extension of this method it would be possible to obtain absolute
Arrhenius parameters for reactions of the type:-
A + Cl. = ..AC1 (2)
where A is an olefine molecule.
(The chlorine atoms were produced photochemically)