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From Inconsequential to Reaction Significance: A Lesson from the Chemistry of Mars

Event Details

Event Dates: 

Friday, May 4, 2012 - 10:00am

Speaker Name(s): 

Joe Francisco

Speaker Affiliation(s): 

Purdue University
Seminar Type/Subject

Event Details & Abstract: 

This presentation provides an overview of research developments in atmospheric chemistry and how the interplay between experiment and theory are providing unprecedented detail of the underpinning chemistry in different planetary environments. The lessons learned from chemistry in Earth’s atmosphere provide valuable insight into chemistry of other planets in our universe, such as Mars. The connection between Earth and Mars chemistry will be discussed. Specifically, the chemistry of HOCO on Earth versus Mars will be contrasted.

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