Accession Number:

AD0750423

Title:

The Heterogeneous Decomposition of Hydrazine: Part 5. The Kinetics of the Decomposition of Liquid Hydrazine on a Supported Ruthenium Catalyst

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ROCKET PROPULSION ESTABLISHMENT WESCOTT (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

The heterogeneous decomposition of liquid hydrazine on a supported ruthenium catalyst is a complex reaction. The kinetics have been analysed in terms of two simultaneous reactions 3N2H4 to N2 4NH3 and 2N2H4 to N2 H2 2NH3. Both reactions are first order with respect to hydrazine concentration. It is suggested that the first reaction occurs when hydrazine is associatively adsorbed on the catalyst but that when it is dissociatively adsorbed the second reaction occurs.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Liquid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE