By Lionel R. Milgrom

Why are leaves eco-friendly and blood purple? the reply lies with one relations of pigments, the porphyrins and their family. those pigments also are chargeable for the elemental vigorous tactics that make existence as we all know it attainable. The houses of those colourful molecules are actually being investigated to be used in a variety of purposes, from melanoma treatment to microelectronics. the colors of existence is meant to be an advent to the porphyrins and their position in lifestyles.

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Key: 0, spring manometer; 0,quartz fiber pendulum; and 0, molecula distillation. 3)@‘/~)d k T / 2 . ~ m l t From this a! may be determined in semi-logarithmic form, and the use of this value in the Hertz-Knudsen equation gives the rate of vaporization a t the appropriate temperature. The result for arsenolite is quoted in Figure 13. This clearly shows two straight lines with differing slopes. At temperatures above about 18OOC the slope agrees with the theoretical value, calculated from the Hertz-Knudsen equation, for maximum vaporization, and in this range the condensation coefficient is practically one.

The equation may thus be simplified to: l/t (constant) = l ~ ( ! l ’ ~and ) , the Arrhenius equation becomes: W/O = --(AB/RTD) +c It is therefore necessary to determine experimentally the time t in which, for different TB,a given thickness of condensate is deposited, as a function of TD. 5, 79, and 94 kcal, respectively. It should be noted that, neglecting the experimental errors, a misleading value of A , may still be obtained under certain circumstances owing to various temperature dependent factors.

25. The minimum wire temperature (ordinate) as a function of the uniform - 0 , different series of experiments; and thermostat temperature (abscissa). - - *, calculated curve. available for activation. Thus the wire temperature falls, and with it the dissociation rate. At temperatures of the solid phase over 16OOC there is an increase in T D . In this region there is an increase in the number of deactivating collisions of vapor molecules. To maintain a constant rate of condensation as T , increases, the wire temperature must also be raised.

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