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dc.contributor.advisorWarder, R. C., Jr.eng
dc.contributor.authorEvans, Earl Waltereng
dc.date.issued1971eng
dc.description.abstract"The importance of hydrocarbon combustion in flames and explosions of gases has long been recognized and hence continues to attract intensive investigation. Even though many new results are presented each year the proposed mechanisms of reaction from the initial reactants to the final products become more complicated. Although it is a relatively straightforward procedure to determine the final equilibrium state for the products formed from initially specified reactants, frequently it is the intermediate reactions and the rate at which these reactions proceed that are of importance. Chain reactions are a particular class of reactions in which chain intermediates which are neither reactants nor products in the usual sense are formed and are transient in nature. In a branching chain reaction two or more chain intermediates are formed in one reaction so that the total number of intermediate species is increasing with time. This increase with time continues until the initial source of the reactants starts depeleting or the number of intermediate species becomes large enough that the reverse reactions are significant. It has been experimentally demonstrated that the concentration of these intermediate species grows exponentially. The chain branching type of reaction is a fundamental part of the mechanism of reactions in explosions and flames and yet, in many cases the detailed mechanism is not sufficiently well understood, to enable predictions or estimates of either a basic or an applied nature to be made."--Introduction.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.format.extentvii, 55 pages : illustrationseng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/98001
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/98001eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.eng
dc.sourceDigitized a department copy.eng
dc.titleAn analysis of the induction time in the acetylene oxygen reactioneng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical engineering (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.S.eng


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