The esterification rate constants of the acetic acid with the methanol and ethanol at various temperatures were determined by the flow microcalorimetry, while with the help of Arrhenius relation the activation energies of these reactions were determined. In order to check the reliability of method, the hydrolysis (reversal reaction of esterification) rate constants of methyl and ethyl acetates were determined, the results of experiments are consistent with results of calculation from the data of esterification experiments.
|Journal||Acta Physicochimica Sinica|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 1986|
Xie, C. L., Xu, Q., Qu, S., & Owusu, RK. (1986). Studies on Thermokinetic Methods (I) Determination of Reaction Rate Constants and Activation Energies by Calorimetry. Acta Physicochimica Sinica, 2, 363-369.