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Figure 7: Potential energy surfaces of the interaction of both Zn(1S) + CH4 and Zn(1P) + CH4. The 4p1 character follows the path from the second excited state to the minimum in the X 1A′ state, where the final products are formed. In this figure, Zn… Hi means that product H + ZnCH3 arises from sending to infinity the Hi, and Zn… C means that product ZnH + CH3 arises from sending to infinity the HiZn.