Preface. 1. Introduction and overview (A. Fontijn). 2. Chemical kinetics and dynamics of the mesospheric sodium nightglow (C.E. Kolb et al.). 3. A comparison between the oxidation reactions of the alkali and alkaline earth atoms (J.M.C. Plane). 4. Kinetics of the molecular oxygen reactions with sodium, magnesium and copper atoms (C. Vinckier, P. Christiaens and M. Hendrickx). 5. Kinetic studies of boron and aluminum species (N.L. Garland). 6. Homogeneous kinetics of metal species over wide temperature ranges: techniques, measurements and correlations (A. Fontijn and P.M. Futerko). 7. Reactions of group III metal atom with ethylene and carbon dioxide molecules: a matrix isolation study (C. Xu et al.). 8. Reactions of boron and aluminum atoms with small molecules (P. Marshall et al.). 9. Ab initio MO calculations of the thermochemistry of BX, A1X, OBX and OA1X (X = O,F,C1) (W. Chen, W.L. Hase and H.B. Schlegel). 10. Reactive collisions of A1, Mg, C and Si Atoms (C. Naulin, M. Costes and G. Dorthe). 11. Cooperative effects in ligand binding to metal atoms: the bonding in M(CO)2, M = Be, A1 and Ga and in Be2(CO)4 and Be(C2H4)(CO)n, n = 0-2 (K.K. Sunil, P.M. Bolkovac and K.D. Jordan). 12. Association reactions of transition metal atoms with simple molecules near room temperature (S.A. Mitchell). 13. Reactions of gas phase transition metal atoms with small hydrocarbons (J.C. Weisshaar). 14. The bonding in metal ion systems with multiple ligands (C.W. Bauschlicher, Jr. and S.R. Langhoff). 15. Comparison of main group and transition metal ion chemistry (P.B. Armentrout). 16. Reaction dynamics of ground state and electronically excited barium atoms (H.F. Davis, A.G. Suits and Y.T. Lee). 17. Effects of electronic excitation and dimerization of metals on product state distributions (J.M. Parson et al.). 18. State-to-state dynamics for the reactions of metastable Cu atoms with F2, C12 and Br2 (N. Sadeghi et al.). 19. The interactions of metal atoms with Xe, CH4 and H2: half-collision studies (I. Wallace et al.). 20. Harpooning reactions of excited rare gas atoms (J.W. Keto, W.B. Layne and M.R. Bruce). 21. Studies of some gas-phase metal oxidation reactions by photoelectron and chemielectron spectroscopy (J.M. Dyke, A.M. Shaw and T.G. Wright). 22. Metal ion chemistry in flames (J.M. Goodings). 23. The flame chemistry of alkali and alkaline earth metals (K. Schofield). 24. Toward the modeling of the oxidation of small metal and metalloid molecules (J.L. Gole). 25. Oxidation reactions of metal and semi-metal cluster ions (P.A. Hintz et al.). 26. Competition between homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions in metal vapor oxidation (O.E. Kashireninov). 27. Kinetics of high temperature, hydrocarbon assisted boron combustion (R.C. Brown et al.). 28. Reactions of metal species in dry etching and chemical vapor deposition (J.A. Halstead). Author index. Subject index.