Inorganic Chemistry

The Profound Unravelling of Equilibrium Thermodynamics and Arrhenius First-Order Kinetics in Relation to Metal Hydride Desorption Reactions

Roland Hermann Pawelke FOTEC Forschungs- und Technologietransfer GmbH


Approaching the entanglement problem of kinetics with thermodynamics in reversible metal hydride desorption reactions by means of a hyperbola template such as the Michaelis-Menten curve renders a closed solution for their unravelling possible, revealing profound insight of general significance into both, the structure of the rate-limiting thermodynamic factor and the nature of experiment-specific first-order Arrhenius kinetics. As by-product an alternate method of extreme simplicity for modelling transient behaviour of reversible metal hydride tanks is obtained. This paper concludes a series of works concerned with objectively approaching metal hydride soprtion reaction kinetics.

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V3: I seem to have misspelled M. Polanyi’s name as Polyani (a veritable Hungarian name in its own right) on one occasion, this has been corrected.


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