Accession Number:

AD0445101

Title:

THE MECHANISM OF THE ACETYLENE-OXYGEN REACTION IN SHOCK WAVES

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MA GIBBS CHEMICAL LAB

Report Date:

1964-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

The oxidation of acetylene was studied using sufficiently high gas densities and concentrations of inert gas to keep the reaction isothermal and reduce boundary layer effects. The induction periods and exponential time constants of the oxidation were measured using the observations of 1 chemiluminescence and gas conductivity in incident and in reflected shock waves, and 2 total ionization and product formation using a time-of-flight mass spectrometer in reflected shock waves. The results are internally consistent, and the time constants are best represented by a logarithmic equation.

Subject Categories:

  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE