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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #1)

Wed May 23, 2018, 04:04 PM

2. Well that would never have occurred to me.

Just googling around though, I see that the Co-F bond is fairly energetic, 435 kJ/mol, so I believe it, but I certainly never thought about it.

Come to think of it though, what fluorine bond isn't energetic?

The reported bond energies from this paper actually seem to be in the UV range, which is also somewhat surprising. I'm unaware of fluorine radicals in the stratosphere although chlorine radicals are very famous.

I have always thought of the decomposition of CFC's as involving - in the chain terminating OH radical step as proceeding through a fluorophosgene intermediate, but then again, I never thought that much about it.

There is a fair sized body of work showing the radiolytic mineralization of PFOS and related compounds.

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