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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.

Authors
Herman ZS; Riter JR Jr.; Chughtai AR
Source
Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, OFR 19-79, 1978 Nov; :1-15
NIOSHTIC No.
10009482
Abstract
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.
Keywords
Pyrolysis; Thermodynamics; Decomposition reactions; Reaction kinetics; Inorganic nitrates; Molecular structure; Dehydration; Gibbs free energy; Enthalpy; Entropy; Specific heat; Aluminum nitrates; Chemical reaction mechanisms
Publication Date
19781108
Document Type
CP; Final Grant Report
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB-293-577
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
OFR 19-79; Grant-Number-G0177154
Source Name
Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, OFR 19-79
State
CO; DC
Performing Organization
University of Denver
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