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The encounter rate is deter mined by the diffusion rate constant k^, which for the usual solvents is of the order of 1010 M~x s _1 . Simple kinetic considerations show that even when high quencher concentrations are used, only those excited states that have lifetimes longer than 10~10-10~9 s can be involved in encounters with the quencher. This usually precludes the participation to bimolecular processes to all the excited states but the lowest one of any multiplicity. An important consequence of this kinetic constraint is that the excited states involved in electron-transfer processes in fluid solution are ther mally equilibrated species, so that their reactions can be dealt with using thermodynamic and kinetic arguments as in the case of any other chemi cal reaction (48).
A study (48, 75), that seems to be as far as possible free from this type of objection is that performed on a homogeneous series of reac tions between excited or ground-state metal polypyridine complexes and aromatic electron acceptors or their radical-cations [Eqs. (83) and (84)]. -1)+ + Q+ (83) > Mn+ + Q (84) In this study, Cr(bpy)33+, Rh(phen)33+, and Ir(Me2phen)2Cl2+ were used as M n+ , and various methoxybenzenes and aromatic amines were used as Q. The most exergonic reactions of the series were the back electron-transfer reactions [Eq.
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