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Kinetic studies on some first order gas phase reactions having high frequency factors

This thesis is concerned with a study of some of those first order, gas reactions which proceed with high frequency factors. A list of such reactions is drawn up and attempts to explain the high values in some cases are mentioned. An investigation, by the "toluene carrier", technique of the rates of decomposition of seven organic compounds. hexafluoroazomethane, acetophenone, trifluoroacetophenone, acetone, trifluoroacetone, benzophenone and dibenzyl ketone, is described, and the results of the investigation are prsented. Four of these compounds were found to decompose with high frequency factors. Pritchard's explanation of the k1netics or decomposition of the mercury alkyls 1s dealt with in deta1l, and the theory is extended, with success to explain the high frequency factors in the decompositions of diacetyl, benzyl, acetophenone, benzophenone and di-tert-butyl perox1de.
Date January 1955
CreatorsClark, Douglas
PublisherUniversity of Manchester
Source SetsEthos UK
Detected LanguageEnglish
TypeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation

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