Accession Number:

AD0291702

Title:

CHEMICAL KINETICS OF NITROUS OXIDE DECOMPOSITION AT ELEVATED PRESSURES AND TEMPERATURES

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS ROCKET RESEARCH LAB

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Report Date:

1962-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

Kinetic studies of the thermal decomposition of nitrous oxide were conducte in the temperature range from 1000 to 2500 . the decomposition of nitrous oxide behind the reflected shock wave in a shock tube wa investigated using photographic techniques. It appears that the rate of decomposition may be governed by the vibrational relaxation time of the lower energy valence b nd. Induction times for the rapid decompoition of nitrous oxide range from 152 microseconds at 1430 K to zero microseconds at abo t 2500 K. The value of about 150 microseconds at 1430 K agrees qualitatively with approximate value obtained by other investigators.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE