Accession Number : AD0856252

Title :   Determination of the Rate of Decomposition of Cyclopropane in a Chemical Shock Tube.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Painter, Charles E.

Report Date : JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : A study was conducted to determine the rate of decomposition of cyclopropane in a single-pulse shock tube. The temperature range covered was 956-1412K with a concentration of 5% cyclopropane in helium-argon. Analyses were made by vapor-phase chromatography. The disagreement of the activation energy and the frequency factor with both the low temperature results and the expected unimolecular frequency factor suggests that there is a change in mechanism and, at the higher temperatures, the reaction becomes bi-molecular. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PYROLYSIS), (*CYCLOPROPANES, REACTION KINETICS, SHOCK TUBES, DECOMPOSITION, PROPENES, GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY, THESES.

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE