Accession Number : AD0634016

Title :   UNIMOLECULAR DECOMPOSITION OF CYCLOBUTANE DERIVATIVES AT HIGH PRESSURE.

Descriptive Note : Final scientific rept.,

Corporate Author : ROCHESTER UNIV N Y

Personal Author(s) : Wilson,D. J. ; Walters,W . D.

Report Date : 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Rate-constant-versus-pressure diagrams were obtained for decomposition of ethylcyclobutane diluted with nitrogen at pressure ranges from 305 to 1940 lb/sq in and at 410 plus or minus or -0.1 C. Anomalous behavior of the rate constant was observed, decreasing slightly with increasing pressure. The anomalous effect is explained in terms of transition state theory where the normal reactant molecules are assumed to be in equilibrium with activated molecules. The volume of activation is calculated to be 35 ml/mole.

Descriptors :   (*CYCLOBUTANES, DECOMPOSITION), NITROGEN, REACTION KINETICS, HIGH PRESSURE

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE