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I. On the partial dehydration of aluminum nitrate nonahydrate to form the hexahydrate. II. A computational equilibrium investigation of the thermal decomposition of aluminum nitrate nonahydrate.
Herman ZS; Riter JR Jr.; Chughtai AR
Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, OFR 19-79, 1978 Nov; :1-15
The work on the thermodynamics of aluminum nitrate nonahydrate decomposition has lead to two papers. The first suggests mechanistic interpretation for the first two steps in the thermal decomposition process. The second covers the work on the thermal decomposition to diaspore and alumina. A discussion is given on the condition of kinetic control of the decomposition reaction of nitrogen in the +5 valence state to uneconomical and undesirable gaseous nitrogen. One of the conclusions of the computations is that diaspore is the stable solid product below 200 deg C and alumina is the stable solid product above 200 deg C.
Pyrolysis; Thermodynamics; Decomposition reactions; Reaction kinetics; Inorganic nitrates; Molecular structure; Dehydration; Gibbs free energy; Enthalpy; Entropy; Specific heat; Aluminum nitrates; Chemical reaction mechanisms
CP; Final Grant Report
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OFR 19-79; Grant-Number-G0177154
Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, OFR 19-79
University of Denver
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