Oscillatory approach to equilibrium in closed chemical systems

B. F. Gray*

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An established theorem concerning the impossibility of an oscillatory approach to equilibrium for a set of first order chemical reactions taking place under non-isothermal conditions is generalized for reactions of arbitrary order taking place under non-isothermal conditions. The proof fails if non-thermal radiation is involved and the inapplicability of such theorems to oscillations about the "kinetic steady state" is emphasized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-371
Number of pages9
JournalTransactions of the Faraday Society
Publication statusPublished - 1970
Externally publishedYes


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