Extensive calculations on the rotationally inelastic collisions between HCl and argon have been carried out using the semiclassical method described in the preceding paper. By a detailed study of a single system it is hoped to clarify the behavior of an atom‐diatomic system during a collision, and the nature of the semiclassical model. This study also elucidates the relations between the different parts of the intermolecular potential and various experiments. We obtain an angle‐dependent intermolecular potential by a least squares fit to the available experimental data, and suggest which other experiments will provide useful information about the potential.

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