Title

ABUNDANCE AND CHEMISTRY OF INTERSTELLAR HOCO+

Publication Date

1991

Journal or Book Title

ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS

Abstract

Column densities of 10 to the 15th/sq cm toward the Galactic center and not more than 10 to the 12th/sq cm for cold dark clouds are derived from observations using an LVG model, and the chemical implications are discussed. The HOCO(+) 4(04)-3(03) line toward Sgr A is mapped. The fractional abundance of HOCO(+) in the Galactic center region was found to be three orders of magnitude larger than predicted by quiescent ion-molecule chemistry and an order of magnitude larger than predicted by an MHD shock model. It is suggested that the possibly high CO2 abundance, and consequently the observed HOCO(+) abundance in the Galactic center, may result from UV photolysis of grain mantles.

Comments

The published version is located at http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1991A%26A...244..470M

Volume

244

Pages

470-476

Issue

2

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