The rate constants of several H2O+ reactions have been measured as a function of relative kinetic energy in a flow-drift tube. The reactions were found to proceed in a variety of ways - charge transfer, proton transfer, and H-atom abstraction - and to have only moderate kinetic-energy dependences.
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Thn research was supported m part by the Defense Nuclear Agency. Osterreictuscher Fonds zur Forderung der wssenschaftlichen Forschung, ProJekt S-18/07, the Centre NatIonal de la Recherche Scientlfique, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. We acknowledge useful dlscussions with M J. McEwen and W-T. Huntress and the permisslon to use their new results prior to their pubhcatlon.