Some Problems of Chemical Kinetics and Reactivity

Some Problems of Chemical Kinetics and Reactivity

Volume 2

1st Edition - January 1, 1959

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  • Author: N. N. Semenov
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483184401

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Some Problems of Chemical Kinetics and Reactivity discusses two types of explosion in detail. These two types are the thermal and chain explosion. Points are also given in the book about thermal theory on a quantitative basis. The book explains that the science of combustion develops as a special branch of chemical kinetics. The text also covers the chain ignition concept. Such concept shows that phosphorus would not ignite below some critical oxygen pressure and no traces of reaction could be detected under such condition. Another type of concept discussed in the book is the branched chain reactions. The book proves that the existence of limit phenomenon determines the practicability of using nuclear energy. Factors such as pressure, density, temperature, and vessel dimension transform inert condition to violent reaction. Formulas and computations to prove the concepts mentioned are provided in the book. The book will provide valuable insight to nuclear physicists, scientists, students, and researchers.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction

    Part IV Branched Chain Reactions and Thermal Ignitions

    1. Thermal Ignition

    2. Chain Self-Ignition

    1. General Considerations on Chain Self-Ignition

    2. The Oxidations of Phosphorus, Sulphur and Certain Compounds

    3. Chain Ignition in Hydrogen-Oxygen Mixtures

    1. Kinetic Approximation

    2. Pure Diffusion

    4. Interaction of Chains

    1. Negative Chain Interaction

    2. Positive Chain Interaction

    5. Degenerately Branched Chain Reactions

    1. Introduction

    2. The Oxidation of Methane

    3. The Oxidation Kinetics of H2S

    4. Liquid-Phase Hydrocarbon Oxidation Kinetics

    5. Some New Phenomena in Hydrocarbon and Aldehyde Oxidations

    Name Index

    Subject Index

    Errata and Addenda to Volume 1

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  • No. of pages: 178
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1959
  • Published: January 1, 1959
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483184401

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N. N. Semenov

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