Accession Number:

AD0676237

Title:

THE REACTION KINETICS OF GASEOUS HYDROGEN ATOMS WITH GRAPHITE.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND PROJECT SQUID HEADQUARTERS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE