Studies on Thermokinetic Methods (I) Determination of Reaction Rate Constants and Activation Energies by Calorimetry

Chang Li Xie, Quiduan Xu, Songsheng Qu, RK Owusu

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-369
JournalActa Physicochimica Sinica
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1986


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