Hardbound, 596 Pages
Published: February 1999
The principle objective of this book is to stimulate research that will extend available theory towards a greater understanding of solid-state decompositions and the properties of solids that control reactivities. It could also provide a useful starting point for the exploitation of crystalline materials in practical and industrial applications.
La Doc Sti
The authors have provided a comprehensive and balanced account of the thermal decomposition of solids. The first part deals with theory and background with some emphasis on reaction mechanisms. Part 2 covers thermal decompositions of selected ionic solids. It is a most impressive book which brings together some of the best concepts from the early development of the subject and the most recent advances.
Aslib Book Guide
- Part A: Theory and Background. 1. Introduction. 2. Stoichiometry and extent of decomposition. 3. Kinetic models for solid-state reactions. 4. The influence of temperature on reaction rate. 5. Analysis and interpretation of experimental kinetic measurements. 6. Characterization of reactants, decomposition intermediates and products, and the formulations of mechanisms. Part B: Thermal Decompositions of Selected Ionic Solids. 7. Thermal hydration of hydrated salts. 8. Thermal dehydration of hydroxides. 9. The thermal dissociation of oxides. 10 Decomposition of other binary compounds. 11. Decomposition of azides. 12. Decomposition of carbonates. 13. Decomposition of metal perhalates, halates and halites. 14. Decomposition of metal salts of various oxyacids. 15. Decomposition of ammonium salts. 16. The thermal decompositions of metal salts of organic acids. 17. Decompositions of coordination compounds. 18. The present position and prospects for future progress in studies of thermal decompositions of solids. Glossary. Index.