THE THERMAL DECOMPOSITION OF RDX AT TEMPERATURES BELOW THE MELTING POINT. I. COMMENTS ON THE MECHANISM,
DEFENCE STANDARDS LABS MARIBYRNONG (AUSTRALIA)
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Two mechanisms have recently been proposed to explain the behaviour of the initial rate of decomposition of RDX with change in sample geometry. These are 1 that the decomposition proceeds by concurrent gas and liquid phase reactions, and 2 that gaseous decomposition products influence the rate of decomposition of undecomposed RDX in the condensed phase. It is concluded that mechanism 2 is the more probable when the reaction is carried out in the presence of nitrogen.
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