University Chemistry ›› 2015, Vol. 30 ›› Issue (3): 61-65.doi: 10.3866/pku.DXHX2010361

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The Primary and Secondary Processes of Photochemistry

Liu Guojie, Hei Encheng   

  1. Department of Chemistry, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237, China
  • Published:2015-06-25


We proposed different perspectives on some questions in physical chemistry textbooks, concerning about the primary process and secondary process of photochemistry, the quantum yield and reaction rate expression of primary process, and whether it is zero-order reaction.

Key words: Photochemistry, Primary process, Quantum yield, Reaction order


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