Accession Number : AD0676237

Title :   THE REACTION KINETICS OF GASEOUS HYDROGEN ATOMS WITH GRAPHITE.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND PROJECT SQUID HEADQUARTERS

Personal Author(s) : Wood,Bernard J. ; Wise,Henry

Report Date : SEP 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The kinetics of reaction between solid graphite and gaseous atomic hydrogen was studied in the temperature range 450-1200K. The products of reaction are molecular hydrogen and methane. The rate exhibits an activation energy of 5.55 kcal/mole and is a function of the concentration of both hydrogen atoms and hydrogen molecules. Near 800K the rate goes through a maximum value, probably because of the thermodynamic instability of methane. A mechanism for the reaction is proposed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GRAPHITE, REACTION KINETICS), HYDROGEN, METHANE, HEAT OF ACTIVATION, THERMOCHEMISTRY

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE