Prof. Topper Gives Talk at Queensborough Community College
September 17, 2014
The reaction between ammonia and hydrogen chloride to form solid NH4Cl has been studied for many years, serving as a prototype system for an improved understanding of acid-base chemistry. Recently, studies have found that aerosols containing NH4Cl particles form atmospherically in polluted marine and coastal environments. This motivated us to try to predict the relative stabilities of differently-sized NH4Cl nanoparticles in the gas phase. In this lecture we will discuss our methods and findings, as well as our current work on other ammonium halides.