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9 presents a corresponding potential energy curve showing this phenomenon. The excited state, XY∗ , which is initially produced, can cross into XY∗∗ by a non-radiative transition or by collisioninduced crossing. From the predissociating state, ground state atoms are eventually produced. 8 involves crossing into the repulsive 3 Πu state leading to dissociation. Nitric oxide photolysis in the middle atmosphere occurs largely through predissociation. Polyatomic molecules have more complex potential surfaces in three or more degrees of freedom, and an increased probability of possible predissociating surfaces.

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