The diffusive motion of the solvated electron is treated by use of the configuration coordinate model. The configuration coordinate diagram appropriate to the diffusive motion of the hydrated electron is constructed by calculating the total energy of the hydrated electron under a series of orientational polarization functions which are appropriately chosen. The diffusive motion of the hydrated electron is discussed in terms of this diagram. The calculated activation energy of diffusion is 0.16 eV, which is in…
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