Description

The whole of Volume 22 is devoted to the kinetics and mechanisms of the decomposition and interaction of inorganic solids, extended to include metal carboxylates. After an introductory chapter on the characteristic features of reactions in the solid phase, experimental methods of investigation of solid reactions and the measurement of reaction rates are reviewed in Chapter 2 and the theory of solid state kinetics in Chapter 3. The reactions of single substances, loosely grouped on the basis of a common anion since it is this constituent which most frequently undergoes breakdown, are discussed in Chapter 4, the sequence being effectively that of increasing anion complexity. Chapter 5 covers reactions between solids, and includes catalytic processes where one solid component remains unchanged, double compound formation and rate processes involving the interactions of more than three crystalline phases. The final chapter summarises the general conclusions drawn in the text of Chapter 2-5.

Details

No. of pages:
339
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1980
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
Print ISBN:
9780444418074
Electronic ISBN:
9780080868165

About the editors

Michael Brown

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemistry, Rhodes University, South Africa

A.K. Galwey

Affiliations and Expertise

Retired from: Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Reviews

@qu:...Will surely become the essential textbook for all thermoanalysts interested in reaction dynamics. @source: Thermochimica Acta