Accession Number : AD0725046

Title :   The Kinetics of ClF Dissociation Behind Incident Shock Waves.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Nov 69-Dec 70,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE ROCKET PROPULSION LAB EDWARDS AFB CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Blauer,J. A. ; Solomon,W. C. ; Engleman,V. S.

Report Date : JUL 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : Two-body emission from chlorine atoms has been used to follow the thermal decomposition of ClF occurring behind incident shock waves in the temperature range of 1700-2200K. The initial reaction rates were interpreted in terms of the bimolecular rate constant for the reaction ClF + M = Cl + F + M. If the competing exchange reaction Cl +ClF = Cl2 + F is very fast, then the rate expression changes. The latter value for k(d) is in better agreement with all of the available data. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CHLORINE COMPOUNDS, *DISSOCIATION), (*DECOMPOSITION, CHLORINE COMPOUNDS), (*FLUORIDES, DISSOCIATION), REACTION KINETICS, SHOCK WAVES, EMISSIVITY

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE