Oscillatory approach to equilibrium in closed chemical systems

B. F. Gray

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Abstract

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.

LanguageEnglish
Pages363-371
Number of pages9
JournalTransactions of the Faraday Society
Volume66
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1970
Externally publishedYes

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Chemical reactions
theorems
Radiation
nonthermal radiation
Kinetics
chemical reactions
oscillations
kinetics

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Oscillatory approach to equilibrium in closed chemical systems. / Gray, B. F.

In: Transactions of the Faraday Society, Vol. 66, 1970, p. 363-371.

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