QUANTITATIVE ASPECTS ON THERMAL STABILITY OF ORGANIC COMPOUNDS.
LUND UNIV (SWEDEN) THERMOCHEMISTRY LAB
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The thermal decomposition of 2-methyl-2-propanol was studied at 153C with a semi-automatic pyrolysis apparatus. The initial rate constants at various pressures of the butanol 20 to 0.15 mm Hg usually mixed with argon, in some experiments with oxygen, were measured. The change of the reaction order depending on the reactant pressure was observed. The equilibrium constant for the reaction CH33COH reversibly yields CH32CCH2 H2O was determined and the free energy change at 153C calculated to be -3.21 plus or minus 0.04 kcalmole. Author
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