THE REACTION KINETICS OF GASEOUS HYDROGEN ATOMS WITH GRAPHITE.
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The kinetics of reaction between solid graphite and gaseous atomic hydrogen was studied in the temperature range 450-1200K. The products of reaction are molecular hydrogen and methane. The rate exhibits an activation energy of 5.55 kcalmole and is a function of the concentration of both hydrogen atoms and hydrogen molecules. Near 800K the rate goes through a maximum value, probably because of the thermodynamic instability of methane. A mechanism for the reaction is proposed. Author
- Physical Chemistry