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As mentioned earlier, CO is the dominant carbon gas at high temperatures and low pressures, while CH4 is the dominant carbon gas at low temperatures and high pressures. The CO equilibrium abundance decreases strongly with decreasing temperature. The altitude range over which [CO], the CO number density, decreases by a factor of e is the CO chemical scale height hchem hchem = − [CO]/tchem d ([CO]/tchem ) dz The tchem in this equation is the chemical lifetime for CO destruction. It is deﬁned by [CO] tchem = − d[CO]/dt The conversion between CO and CH4 occurs via the net thermochemical reaction CO + 3 H2 = CH4 + H2 O However, three H2 molecules do not simultaneously collide with a CO molecule to yield one CH4 and one H2 O molecule.
The actual chemical steps that take place) such as that proposed by Prinn & Barshay (1977): H2 = H + H CO + H2 = H2 CO (formaldehyde) H2 CO + H2 → CH3 + OH CH3 + H + M = CH4 + M H + OH + M = H2 O + M CO + 3 H2 = CH4 + H2 O Net Reaction Here the M that appears in some of the equations is any third body, statistically H2 or He in the atmosphere of a sub-stellar mass object, and it is necessary to absorb the energy released by forming the H3 C-H bond in methane and the H-OH bond in water. The = sign denotes reactions that are in equilibrium in the hot, deep atmospheres of gas giant planets and sub-stellar mass objects.
Indeed, recent X-ray observations have provided the ﬁrst evidence of discrete, redshifted spectral features from neutron star surfaces, which may eventually provide precise mass and radii estimates, however, uncertainties remain in their interpretation. Fast X-ray timing observations of X-ray bursting neutron stars have revealed spin modulation pulsations, and recent studies of “magnetar” giant ﬂares have found fast oscillations which may be signatures of global vibrations of neutron star crusts.