Accession Number : AD0475798

Title :   THE COMBUSTION OF HYDROCARBONS AND FLUORO-SUBSTITUTED HYDROCARBONS WITH NITROGEN TRIFLUORIDE AND NITROGEN TRIFLUORIDE-OXYGEN MIXTURES,

Corporate Author : ARMY MISSILE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING LAB REDSTONE ARSENAL AL PRO PULSION DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Croomes, Edgar F.

Report Date : 10 NOV 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The products of the reaction between n-butane and nitrogen trifluoride; n-butane, nitrogen trifluoride, and oxygen; vinylidene fluoride and oxygen; hexafluoroethane, oxygen, and hydrogen have been studied. The gases were reacted in a calorimeter bomb and the products were analyzed with a mass spectrometer. Hydrogen fluoride was trapped on sodium fluoride; fluorine on mercury. The results showed: (1) that fluorine reacts preferentially with hydrogen to produce hydrogen fluoride; (2) no C-F bonds are produced until there is more than enough fluorine to react with hydrogen; and (3) comparison of adiabatic theoretical calculations with experimentally determined results indicates that shifting equilibrium is followed upon cooling the combustion products from the flame temperature down to about 1700 K. (Author)

Descriptors :   *HYDROCARBONS), (*COMBUSTION, (*HALOGENATED HYDROCARBONS, COMBUSTION PRODUCTS), (*NITROGEN COMPOUNDS, CHEMICAL REACTIONS), (*FLUORINE COMPOUNDS, CHEMICAL REACTIONS), HYDROGEN, CARBON, ATOMIC PROPERTIES, FLUORIDES, HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS, CONCENTRATION(CHEMISTRY), TEMPERATURE, BUTANES, CHEMICAL BONDS, OXYGEN.

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE