Accession Number : AD0642420

Title :   RESEARCH ON THE DEFLAGRATION OF HIGH-ENERGY SOLID OXIDIZERS.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly technical summary rept. no. 3, 1 Jun-31 Aug 66,

Corporate Author : ATLANTIC RESEARCH CORP ALEXANDRIA VA KINETICS AND COMBUSTION GROUP

Personal Author(s) : VON Elbe,G. ; Levy,J. B. ; Friedman,R. ; McHale,E. T.

Report Date : 30 SEP 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The chemistry and kinetics of reactions involving various oxides of chlorine were studied using the data obtained in the present investigation in conjunction with data reported in the literature. Additional experiments on the interaction of Cl2O3 with ClO2 were performed in order to obtain more complete information on the effect of kinetic variables. The decomposition of ClO2 is represented by the following reaction mechanism: 2ClO2 (on wall) to ClO + ClO3; ClO2 + Clo to Cl2O3; Cl2O3 + ClO to ClO2 + 2Cl + O2; Cl + ClO2 to 2ClO; Cl + ClO2 to Cl2 + O2; Cl (on wall) to 1/2 Cl2. It is shown that the observed characteristics of the explosive decomposition of ClO2 are fully consistent with the reaction-kinetic equations developed on the basis of this scheme. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOLID ROCKET OXIDIZERS, *DEFLAGRATION), (*CHLORINE COMPOUNDS, OXIDES), REACTION KINETICS, DECOMPOSITION, EXPLOSIONS, CATALYSIS, TEMPERATURE, PRESSURE, PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS, THERMOCHEMISTRY

Subject Categories : Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE