The Detection of Parallel Reactions by the Temperature‐Jump Method

Ruth Koren, Berta Perlmutter‐Hayman

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Abstract

When a reaction of the type A ⇋ 2B (I) is accompanied by a parallel, autocatalytic reaction A + B ⇋ 3B (II), the expression for the reciprocal relaxation time contains one concentration‐independent term, derived from reaction (I) in the forward direction, and two terms linear in [B], one derived from reaction (I) in the reverse direction, and one derived from reaction (II) in the forward direction (in addition to a quadratic term). In such a case, the equilibrium constant for the reaction cannot be determined from relaxation experiments. It is suggested that the experimental results obtained in the acid hydrolysis of the dichromate ion can be explained on this basis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalIsrael Journal of Chemistry
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1970
Externally publishedYes

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