Accession Number : AD0709498

Title :   THE THERMAL DECOMPOSITION OF RDX AT TEMPERATURES BELOW THE MELTING POINT. II. ACTIVATION ENERGY,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE STANDARDS LABS MARIBYRNONG (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Batten,J. J. ; Murdie,D. C.

Report Date : 15 AUG 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The activation energy has been determined in the temperature range 170-198C. If the sample was spread the activation energy was independent of the definition of the kinetic parameter substituted in the Arrhenius equation and was 63 kcal/mole. In the case of the unspread samples the activation energies of the induction, acceleration, and maximum rates were 49, 43, and 62 kcal/mole respectively. The effect that sample geometry has on the activation energy is attributed to gaseous decomposition products influencing the reaction. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RDX, *DECOMPOSITION), HEAT OF ACTIVATION, REACTION KINETICS, AMINES, AUSTRALIA

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE