Universal Brønsted-Evans-Polanyi Relations for C–C, C–O, C–N, N–O, N–N, and O–O Dissociation Reactions

Research paper by Shengguang Wang, Burcin Temel, Juan Shen, Glenn Jones, Lars C. Grabow, Felix Studt, Thomas Bligaard, Frank Abild-Pedersen, Claus H. Christensen, Jens K. Nørskov

Indexed on: 23 Nov '10Published on: 23 Nov '10Published in: Catalysis Letters


It is shown that for all the essential bond forming and bond breaking reactions on metal surfaces, the reactivity of the metal surface correlates linearly with the reaction energy in a single universal relation. Such correlations provide an easy way of establishing trends in reactivity among the different transition metals.

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