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Thermal Properties of Oscillating Reactions: Two Examples

  • C. Vidal
  • A. Noyau
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Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN, volume 3)


Chemical engineering provides several examples of thermokinetic oscillations which are accounted for by the thermal properties of both the reaction steps and the vessel [1]. On the other hand, non-equilibrium thermodynamics predicts unusual patterns in isothermal chemical systems far from equilibrium [2], and kinetic analysis of reaction schemes shows that periodicity may appear, provided some kind of feedback is involved [3]. Two questions then arise: (i) are such chemical oscillations truly encountered, and (ii) how do these oscillations differ from thermokinetic ones.


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  • A. Noyau

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