We present a new potential energy surface (called G3) for the chemical reaction Cl + H2 → HCl + H. The new surface is based on a previous potential surface called GQQ, and it incorporates an improved bending potential that is fit to the results of ab initio electronic structure calculations. Calculations based on variational transition state theory with semiclassical transmission coefficients corresponding to an optimized multidimensional tunneling treatment (VTST/OMT, in particular improved canonical variational theory with least-action ground-state transmission coefficients) are carried out for nine different isotopomeric versions of the abstraction reaction and six different isotopomeric versions of the exchange reaction involving the H, D, and T isotopes of hydrogen, and the new surface is tested by comparing these calculations to available experimental data. The theoretical data are also used to investigate the equilibrium constant and the branching ratio for the reverse reaction, and calculations of these quantities are compared to the available experimental and theoretical data.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry