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Photolysis of the azide ion in aqueous solution

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K. Tennakone ,

University of Ruhuna, Matara, LK
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Department of Physics
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O. A. Illeperuma,

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Chemistry
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S. Punchihewa,

Institute of Fundamental Studies, Hantana Road, Kandy, LK
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A. C. Jayasuriya,

Institute of Fundamental Studies, Hantana Road, Kandy, LK
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A. H. Jayatissa

University of Ruhuna, Matara, LK
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Department of physics
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Abstract

The photolysis of the azide ion in an aqueous medium purged with argon is found to generate ammonia and nitrogen whereas oxygen purged solutions generate nitrite and nitrogen. Quantum yield measurements are given and possible reaction mechanisms are suggested.
Keywords: Ammonia, Nitrogen
How to Cite: Tennakone, K., Illeperuma, O.A., Punchihewa, S., Jayasuriya, A.C. and Jayatissa, A.H., 1989. Photolysis of the azide ion in aqueous solution. Journal of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka, 17(1), pp.67–72. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jnsfsr.v17i1.8242
Published on 27 Jun 1989.
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