[PAST EVENT] Chemistry Spring Seminar

February 23, 2018
3pm - 4:20pm

Dr. Josh Patterson of Christopher Newport University presents "Investigating the Interfacial Structure and Partitioning of Nitrate Ions in Reverse Micelle Structures?

Heterogeneous reactions occurring in atmospheric aerosols are crucial components of multiple chemical reaction cycles. Despite the importance of heterogeneous reactions, our ability to predict the outcomes of these reactions is hindered by the complexity of the interfacial region in which they occur. We use reverse micelles (RMs) in solution as proxies for sea spray aerosols to examine the interfacial structure and reactive availability of nitrate ions. This approach allows for quantitative determination of interfacial affinity.