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Relating excited state molecular emission to chemical reaction

  1. Dec 3, 2015 #1
    .. reaction.

    This may seem a nonsensicle question but I'll go ahead anyway.

    Say if I have a process that has an emission spectra dominated by excited state molecular emission, can I relate this in any way to the amount / number of chemical reactions occuring?

    Thanks for any help
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  3. Dec 6, 2015 #2


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    You are right that is seems nonsensical. I'm not sure I understand the question. What you you mean by excited state molecular emission? All emission spectra reflect the molecule transitioning from an electronic excited state back to the ground state. Also, it's unclear what chemical reaction are you talking about as you don't specify any of the reactants or products involved. Is there some example you had in mind?
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