Journal of Physical Chemistry A, Vol.110, No.9, 3036-3041, 2006
A photoelectron photoion coincidence study of the vinyl bromide and tribromoethane ion dissociation dynamics: Heats of formation of C2H3+, C2H3Br+C2H3Br+, C2H3Br2+, and C2H3Br3
The threshold photoelectron photoion coincidence (TPEPICO) technique has been used to measure accurate dissociative photoionization onsets of vinyl bromide and 1,1,2-tribromoethane. The reactions investigated and their 0 K onsets are C2H3Br + hv -> C2H3+ + Br (11.902 +/- 0.008 eV); C2H3Br3 + hv -> C2H3Br2+ + Br (10.608 +/- 0.008 eV); and (C2H3Br3 + hv -> C2H3Br+ + 2Br (12.301 +/- 0.035 eV). The vinyl ion heat of formation (Delta(f)H degrees(298K) = 1116.1 +/- 3.0 kJ/mol) has been calculated using W I theory and used as an anchor along with the measured dissociation energies to determine the heats of formation, Delta(f)H degrees(298K), in kJ/mol, of the following bromine-containing species: C2H3Br (74.1 +/- 3.1), C2H3Br+ (1021.9 +/- 3.1), C2H3Br2+ (967.1 +/- 4.0), and C2H3Br3 (53.5 +/- 4.3). These results represent accurate and consistent experimental determinations of heats of formation for these bromine-containing species, which serve to correct the discrepancies in the literature for C2H3Br and C2H3Br+ and provide the first experimental determination for the enthalpies of formation Of C2H3Br2+ and C2H3Br3.